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Minerals & Recreational Geology

Bancroft is recognized internationally as “The Mineral Capital of Canada” and the home of the Bancroft Gemboree that takes place annually on the Civic Holiday weekend. Rockhounders, both serious and recreational, swarm North Hastings in search of that special mineral that will give them bragging rights for years to come! If you are looking for that unique piece of jewellery that you just can’t find anywhere else, the Gemboree is the place to find it.

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For the history buff, take a step back in time and visit some of our many ghost towns and abandoned mine sites, evidence of the “boom and bust” the region experienced over the past century.  For a complete list of Ghost Towns and directions, please visit www.town.bancroft.on.ca/