Off The Beaten Path - Hikes and Explorations in the Brandon Region

The Nestibo Coal Mine Site

The Most Successful of the Turtle Mountain Coal Mines

Without a doubt, the two most lucrative Turtle Mountain coal mining ventures were on the Henderson and Salter properties. Southwest of Deloraine, they were located metres away from each other: the Salter Mine on the northeast corner of a section and the Henderson Mine operating from the northwest corner of the same section. These two mines, separated by a single barbed-wire fence, produced 95% of Manitoba's coal over a span of about eight years.

  An  old road allowance takes you to an overlook of the ravine where two coal mines operated in the 1930's

49* 02’ 37.53” N
100* 33’ 32.01” W