Copper has been used for over 10,000 years. Increasing demand since the 1900s led to the development of mines such as the one in Britannia. For Britannia Mine, the initial discovery was only the beginning of its decades-long search for copper deposits -- before you can mine it, you first have to find it. This is a story of what exploration at Britannia involved.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.