COPPER MOUNTAIN and
ALLENBY

NAME: Copper Mountain & Allenby
COUNTY: Na
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 6
CLIMATE: Snow in winter-sometimes in summer. Temperate to cool in summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Easy in the summer also accessible in the winter
COMMENTS: Beautiful scenery.
REMAINS: Nothing but remnants.

James Joseph Jameson was a fur trapper who settled in the Similkameen Valley in 1882. Quite by accident while hunting with his son, James Jr., the elder Jameson discovered the existence of the bright greenish tinge of copper. It is not known why Jameson opted to do nothing with his find for ten years until a friend, R.A. Brown, visited the Jamesons and learned of the discovery. In October of 1882, a claim was filed by Jameson and Brown and the first mine worked was the Sunset followed by a number of others. Because the ore was refractory, treatment difficulties prevented any monumental success until the mines were acquired by the Allenby Copper Company. Huge smelting plants at Allenby were developed at the bottom of the steep grade from the mines. In 1926, 665,000 tons of ore went to the Allenby mills. Operations continued successfully until April of 1953 when it was announced that due to falling copper prices, operations would cease permanently. This meant complete abandonment of Copper Mountain and Allenby.


Allenby remnants May 2002
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Allenby remnants May 2002
Kataz Digital Photography


Allenby concrete concentrator? Remnants May 2002
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Allenby concrete concentrator? Remnants May 2002
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Copper Mountain slag filling an entire VALLEY!
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Copper Mountain slag filling an entire VALLEY!
Kataz Digital Photography


Copper Mountain slag filling an entire VALLEY!
Kataz Digital Photography


Copper Mountain slag filling an entire VALLEY!


Copper Mountain slag filling an entire VALLEY!
Kataz Digital Photography


Cabin from 1890ís and root cellar near Allenby Cabin saved from Forest Fire in Princeton BC summer 2001.
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Cabin from 1890ís and root cellar near Allenby Cabin saved from Forest Fire in Princeton BC summer 2001.
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Cabin from 1890ís and root cellar near Allenby Cabin saved from Forest Fire in Princeton BC summer 2001.
Kataz Digital Photography

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