The legendary Cobalt mining camp has been historically designated by Parks Canada as a national historic site. The Cobalt silver discovery in the early 1900s is credited with fuelling investor confidence that spearheaded the development of hardrock mining in Northern Ontario. Abandoned headframes and remnants of mill foundations in the town remain as evidence of the mining camp. A tourism steering committee intends to capitalize on the designation by marketing the mining district and organizing a fundraising campaign to develop an attraction. Some possibilities include an interpretative centre and an upgraded mine tour. Next year marks the centennial year of the discovery of silver that made Cobalt famous.