Flin Flon Statistics, & Facts
Birds in the area:
-Great Horned Owl
2800 hours sunlight/year
144 cm snowfall/year
345 mm rainfall/year
160 growing days
75-90 frost free days
(2016) 4,991 FF MB
(2016) 203 FF SK
Most Common Wild Animals:
-Snow Shoe Hare
January -21.7 C
February -23.3 C
March -10.1 C
April 0.7 C
May 8.9 C
June 14.7 C
July 17.8 C
August 16.4 C
September 9.4 C
October 2.6 C
November -8.4 C
December -18.8 C
Flin Flon is part of a Precambrian volcanic back-arc, the Amisk Volcanic Belt, which was formed 1.9 billion years ago by underwater volcanic eruptions. These intense eruptions paired with several episodes of glaciation left us our unique, present-day landscape.
The belt is the source of our vast mineral deposits, primarily zinc, copper, silver, and gold.
This belt is 250 km long with an exposed width of 32 to 48 km. Basalt, granite, gneiss, greenstone, etc. bedrock outcrops are common. About 45% of the area are mineral land forms and 30% organic terrain. Water occupies 25% of the area.
The topography of the area is typical of the Precambrian Shield with extensive areas of rock that form broad, smooth uplands and lowlands. In detail, the surface is uneven with maximum relief of approximately 60 meters.The Rock Formations and types of rocks found around the Flin Flon area are one of a kind. For the history and descriptions of some of these formations click here.
Forestry to-date has played only a minor role in the economy of the Flin Flon area.
However, with major activity anticipated across the border in Saskatchewan,
this sector has the ability to see real growth.
Well, light manufacturing with products like the Baby Trekker currently being manufactured
within The City of Flin Flon for worldwide distribution begins to show the amazing possibilities
for growth of this sector.
As for commercial agriculture, Flin Flon has potential to see growth in the wild rice industry
and to see the introduction of a processing sector for products such as mushrooms, cranberries,
blueberries and other products of the forest.
Well, the existing retail and service base of Flin Flon is strong, there is always room for expansion.
Today, Hud Bay Minerals is still the major employer in the area, and mining is at the heart of the economy. Flin Flon has an above-average household income, making it possible to sustain a healthy retail sector. We have a prosperous business area with a number of stores, hotels, restaurants, and services.