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The Lucky Jim Mine

Granite Bay Road, British Columbia, Canada
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Astonishing!

Well, to get here by car you need to be brave really. The road got narrower then turned into a... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Jean S
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
What life was like.....100 years ago

this is hard to rate....it basically is an old abandoned Gold mine....the shafts are gated over and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Footsac
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Comox, Canada
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30 Sep 2017
“What life was like.....100 years ago”
27 Jun 2018
“Astonishing!”
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Granite Bay Road, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Well, to get here by car you need to be brave really. The road got narrower then turned into a trail then a track between the trees. We stopped eventually and left the car in a small clearing as we didn't want to risk damage...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

this is hard to rate....it basically is an old abandoned Gold mine....the shafts are gated over and there is some evidence of old mechanization around the adit entrance.....but nevertheless, its an interesting spot to visit, as long as you do your research and find out...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is not a park or historic site, so there is no signage to tell you what you are looking at. Granite Bay Road is a gravel logging road, so be aware that you might encounter large logging trucks on your way. There is a...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed finding this old mine site. It was a bit hairy driving the last 10 minute on muddy roads but we did go in November when it was pouring rain. Beautiful West coast forest!

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a total waste of time. The roads are truckers roads through the forests and very gravely and have big potholes - thank goodness we went when the lorries were not working. The site is in the middle of the woods with signs telling you...More

1  Thank hurricanekatrinarule
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Gold was discovered in hard-rock in 1908 near Granite Bay on Quadra Island, British Columbia. In 1909 a group of Finnish settlers were employed to move south from Sontuila Island, British Columbia and work the Lucky Jim Goldmine at Granite Bay. They built first log...More

7  Thank alpinewriting
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Denise H
29 May 2016|
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Response from Nl E |
Its on North Quadra. From the CR ferry turn left on West rd, then drive up Hyacinth bay road, then turn left at Granite rd which is gravel and then eventually you take a sharp right on a rough road(I think it's Open Bay Main... More
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