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Manitoba's Legends of Rock

From the earliest days of mining, prospectors were a special breed of rockhounds. They came from all walks of life and had one thing in common, a fascination with rocks. For some, prospecting was seasonal and followed land use activities such as hunting or trapping. For others, prospecting may have been their life work. Some had a background in geology. All of these ‘rock legends’ enjoyed the thrill of traveling, studying and exploring geological terrain. Today, prospecting continues to draw people with a spirit of adventure who enjoy the quest of probing the landscape for hidden mineral ‘treasures’. Track a few famous rockhounds who helped make inroads in Manitoba’s geology, and catch the spirit of adventure!

George Mercer Dawson

William E. Logan

Yukon Dan Moore

John Palliser

E.A. Pelletier

Kate Rice

John F. Thompson

J.B. Tyrrell

Frederick William Wink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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