Mining Techniques & Equipment
Mining in the
The history of coal mining on Cape Breton began over 250 years ago. In the early 1700's, coal was needed in Louisbourg...

Coal Formation

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Mining Techniques & Equipment
Over the past 250 hundred years, the coal mining industry has witnessed significant changes to both its mining techniques...
Mining in the Region

Coal Formation
The majority of fossils recovered in Cape Breton can be traced to coal areas or coal fields. Fossils have been found ranging...

Terms & Explanations

Educational Resources
This material was assembled to provide support for the classroom teacher who plans on teaching coal mining in Cape Breton.

In 1873, there were eight coal companies operating in Cape Breton. The miners were paid from 80 cents to $1.50 per day and boys were paid 65 cents.
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