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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nor-Acme Mine / Britannia Mine (Snow Lake)

This mine at Snow Lake was known originally as the Nor-Acme Mine owned and operated by Howe Sound Exploration Company. It started operation in 1949 with the first bullion poured in April 1949. In 1955, Howe Sound merged with Britannia Mining and Smelting Company and the mine was renamed Britannia Mine.

Britannia Mine closed in July 1958 after producing 35,569 ounces of gold. The mine was reopened in November 1995 as New Britannia Mine. It operated until closure in 2005. It is presently owned by Hudbay Minerals but remained closed at the time of a 2021 site visit.

New Britannia Mine

New Britannia Mine (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N54.88615, W100.02370
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Snow Lake Water Tower (Snow Lake)


We thank Paul Hawman (Chairman, Snow Lake Mining Museum) for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 21 May 2022

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