Zeballos Gold Camp, British Columbia
June 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe mining and logging camp of Zeballos (pop. 272) is located on an arm of Esperanza Inlet, on the southwest side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Vancouver Island is 301 miles, by road, and reaches elevations as high as 7,249 feet.
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