| NAME: CORDOVA
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: While a number of early buildings remain occupied, a number of other buildings are gone and Cordova stands as a ghost of the mine fields.
| Around the turn of the beginning of the 1900s,
Cordova was one of Ontario’s leading gold producers. The gold rush
to the Highlands of Hastings began in the year 1866. But many of the deposits
proved difficult to work and other were outright fraudulent, the bubble
burst and the mining camps turned into ghost towns. Improved technology
allowed mining to resume during the 1890s with some of the more important
mines located near Cordova. Between 1892 and 1917, two of the larger mines
produced a combined 23,000 ounces of gold. By the 1940s all mining in the
Cordova area had stopped and the mines closed.