Ontario has hundreds of stunning provincial parks to explore to its every season. The weather is rolling in, it’s time to make some adventure plans. However, by wondering through underground tunnels full of minerals while visiting Silver Queen Mine Trail. Also by visiting Murphy’s Point Provincial Park near Perth, Ontario. It’s about a 4-hour drive out of Toronto, so you can also camp while visiting the grounds. Once you reach there, you’ll be able to sign up for one of their guided tours of an old mine from the early 1900s.
The operation was mostly from 1904 to 1921, according to Ontario Parks. The mine mainly produced mica, which is very much sparkling mineral that was supposed to use in the car parts and electronics, as well as many of the other industries. This tour is approximately 1.5 hour guided hike of the mine’s interior and takes you 20-22 metres underground. However, the mine has several different minerals of all sorts of colours that can be seen protruding through the walls.
It is available three times a week in July and August. People can always visit their website to learn more and more about and how to explore the mine. It’s a very good idea to pre-register because sometimes they get to know the major capacity. The entrance is a lush green pit with abundant moss & leaves growing all over. To get into the mine you will descend through a boardwalk and make your way deep through the trail. This glimmering mineral can always deposits of mica and emerald green apatite will surrounds.
Staff can always monitor all routes closely, and have the ability to add more and more to its services if it is very much required.. There is sometime a change in bus schedule and train schedule and are up on their website, so you can double-check how your route is affected. Also there is a monitoring of many numbers closely to ensure we can maintain physical distancing on all of our vehicles and routes,” says their statement.