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elliot lake

city, Algoma district, south-central Ontario, Canada. It lies along the Elliot and Horne lakes, midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury and about 15 miles (25 km) north of Lake Huron's North Channel. Established in 1954 as a planned community when uranium ore was discovered in the vicinity, Elliot Lake grew rapidly to serve one of the world's largest uranium-producing districts and is the site of a mining and nuclear museum. It is now also a base for summer and winter sports, hunting, and fishing. Inc. 1966. Pop. (2006) 11,549.

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