This fall, I made two trips to the Cobalt-Gowganda areas: one with Normand Breton and the other with both Normand and Daniel Joyce. We visited many sites with our metal detectors, had luck at some of the old mines and little luck at others. Fortunately, the weather was warm and great during both trips. PLUS there were no biting black flies, mosquitoes and deer flies, either time! Here are some highlights of the two trips, blended together for you.
It is still possible to find high grade silver and associated minerals in the mine waste rock dumps in the Cobalt-Gowganda areas. It is getting more difficult all the time but if you work hard and have good metal detecting equipment, you can find some good pieces. We'll be back!