Cobalt, Ontario: Not as much fun as the sign indicates...

... but still some fun. Those of you who've read The Pit-Heads over at The Devil's Exercise Yard may have been wondering: is there really a vampire-infested mining town called Cobalt, Ontario with some of the prettiest industrial ruins in Northern Ontario? Did this town really supply 44 per cent of the world's silver at one point? Was there really:

"a grocery, built on top of an old mine shaft, a three-hundred-foot deep root cellar where the owners dangle their overstock of meat and cheese against the improbable heat of high summer in northern Ontario"?

In answer: Yes, Yes and It's a restaurant now but Yes, and it looks like this: