Renewable Energy For Our Future
The Upper Kitsault River area is noted for its extensive mineralization and, in particular, the abundance of silver. It is perhaps the largest remaining horde of silver ore in North America. In the vicinity of the project sites, three mines operated, including Dolly Varden Mine, which operated from 1919 to 1940. A narrow gauge railway line and roads were constructed to connect the mines to the thriving communities of Alice Arm and Silver City. Much of the ore was smelted at Anyox.