Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site, 8km west and 8km south of Forestburg on Highway 855. See the Marion 360 stripping shovel, the star attraction in Canada's only museum devoted to surface coal mining! Annual Open House, June 27, 2010. Annual Open House, the third Sunday of June in future years. Washrooms. Ample Free Parking. Admission by donation. Open daily - weather permitting
The Diplomat Mine Museum Society is looking for volunteers. Our members maintain equipment on the site. We host the Annual Open House in June. We have an annual General Meeting, further meetings only if circumstances warrant. If you would care to join our group, please contact Ryan Hunting @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-582-3747 or Gordon Lunty @ email@example.com or 780-582-4285.
This picnic area has been added for the comfort of visitors
The Marion 360 Shovel is a registered Hstoric Resource
under the Historical Resources Act of Alberta.
This is the first designation ever awarded to
a piece of mobile equipment.
Weight - 500 tonnes
Height to Top of Boom - 24.0 m
Boom Length - 27-5 M
Dipper Handle Length - 17.1 m
Dumping Radius (max) - 30.0 m
Dipper Capacity - 7.0 m3
DIPLOMAT MINE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
Usually the last Sunday in June
Tours of the big shovels
Beef on a bun & other goodies will be sold