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The Mineral Capital of Canada

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Bancroft and the northern region of Hastings is one of the most unique areas geologically in the world! Almost 90% of all types of minerals found on earth are located in North Hastings. Bancroft is a major destination for recreational rockhounding enthusiasts.

As the “Mineral Capital of Canada,” Bancroft has something for everyone. Gem and mineral enthusiasts come to get a hands-on lesson in geology. Within just a small area, you can find easily accessible and rewarding destinations for minerals, gemstones, and fossils.


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