Town of Baie Verte
PO Box 218 | 32 Highway 410
Baie Verte, Newfoundland & Labrador
Telephone (709) 532-8222
info@townofbaieverte.ca
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Baie Verte Peninsula Miner's Museum
The Baie Verte Peninsula Miner's Museum illustrates the life of a miner from the late 1800's to present day.  The museum is part of the Visitor Information Centre (connected to the museum by a short 'mine shaft'). The Miner's Museum is open from early June thru late August from 9 am til 8 pm daily.

Here you will learn the fascinating story of the many mines that operated in this area. The museum is built over an abandoned copper mine. This Terra Nova Mine, as it was called, operated between 1860 and 1864, and again from 1901 to 1915. Some silver and gold were also mined there.

Among the museum's displays are samples of virginite, a quartz-carbonate-fuchsite compound. The fuchsite, or chromium mica, gives the mineral its bright green colour. It is cut and polished and used for decorative purposes. There are displays on mining equipment, minerals, an 1860's miner's lamp, a kid's pit, a gold panning display, models and aboriginal artifacts.  Outside is an old locomotive used at a mine many years ago.

For rock hounds and mineral sleuths, the museum provides great detail for further exploration of the many mine sites and mineral deposits on the peninsula.

Contact Info:
319 Highway 410
P.O. Box 122
Baie Verte, NL A0K 1B0
Tel: (709) 532-8090
Fax: (709) 532-4166



Additional Attractions
Centennial Park Playground - offers swing sets, slide, tennis courts

Rattling Brook Park - offers a beautiful view of the Rattling Brook Falls

Sam Blagdon Memorial Trail - offers 1 km trail with boardwalks, resting benches, picnic tables, lookouts and bridges

Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site - offers hiking trails, interpretation centre, picnic area and gift shop. Located in Fleur De' Lys.

Outdoor Swimming Pool (open during summer months)

Sandy Point Marina

Snowmobile Trails

Cross Country Skiing Trails


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Town of Baie Verte
Telephone (709) 532-8222
Fax: (709) 532-4134
PO Box 218 | 32 Highway 410
Newfoundland & Labrador A0K 1B0
Email: info@townofbaieverte.ca
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