Mining in Art

Mining in art goes beyond just the visual arts as there is also songs about mining. Stompin' Tom Connors wrote a song, "The Birth of the New Dragon Mine," about the mine in Timmins that would be renamed and become the Kidd Creek Mine. This song represents the end of the exclusive gold mining era for Timmins, as major gold mines were shutting down and a copper and zinc deposit was discovered, starting a new era of mining operations.(3)