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Community Award Night

File contains photographs depicting an award night that took place in the late 1950s or early 1960s in the old panabode Recreation Centre at Cassiar B.C.. Photos feature groups of people posed with trophies, a family posed together, a large group ...

Cassiar Land

This file contains images of a land dispute around Cassiar. The photographs depict a cabin on a lot, a destroyed cabin, and outhouses. The accompanied documents in the original file refer to the subjects of "Claims, Leases, and Land lots,&quo...

Reclamation Project

Reclamation is the process of recovering disturbed land to its former state or other productive uses. This collection of photographs depicts men at work instituting a project on the control of erosion and to restore the mined areas to a condition ...

Awards

File contains photographs depicting superintendents accepting safety awards on behalf of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation ltd, and BCIT Scholarship Winners.

Clinton Creek Construction

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd opened a second mine in 1967 at what became the one-industry town of Clinton Creek, Y.T. File contains photographs depicting progressive construction of buildings at the Clinton Creek mine, plant, townsite and powe...

Dry Rock Storage Construction

This file contains photographs of the construction of the dry rock storage building in 1953. The two photographs included in this collection depict the trusses of the building during construction.

Roger's Pass Project

This collection depicts the construction and development of Roger's Pass Project. Originally part of an album with "Manning - Kumagai" on the front. The photographs depict a railway station, large tent for storage of raw materials, ...

First Mill

Photograph collection of early mill construction. Various annotations note retaining ribs, pouring ribs, pouring retaining walls, the west wall, steel work, transformer house, and furnace pad.

Accidents and Incidents

File contains images relating to Incident & Accident Investigations and Occurrences. The photographs are grouped into sets relating to separate incidents.File contains photographs related primarily to the following subject areas: personnel veh...

Underground mine

This file contains various aspects of the underground mine.Photos depicting damage to the underground mine such as fallen rocks, cracked shotcrete, twisted rock bolts and metal mesh, exposed and damaged steel structural frames, and repairs underwa...

Shovel

File depicts a Caterpillar front end loader. Images show dozens of angles and a number of components including the shovel, the engine, the cab, and the tires. Machine seems to be located in some kind of junkyard. Notes on original photo envelope: ...

Exposed Asbestos in Talus & Outcrops

File contains portraits and sample photographs of exposed asbestos fibre: in veins of rock outcrops, and loose in talus on McDame Mountain (location of Cassiar mine). Some photographs were printed in Cassiar's Annual Reports, with labels and ...

Mine (1952 to 1972)

File contains photographs depicting machinery, individuals, buildings, and mining processes at the open mine on McDame Mountain, Cassiar, B.C. Some photos depict benches from open strip mining, and two images feature models of the mine (1955 and 1...

Mine (1973 to 1991)

File contains photographs featuring:the pit mine: fault line, geology, snowdrifts, plowed snow, blast patterns marked by orange cones, mist, and surrounding mountains.Pit mine is depicted by aerial photographs and a profile diagram.Several photogr...

Tramline

File contains photographs featuring the tramline at Cassiar which ran from the crushing plant at the mountain mine to the plantsite in the valley (a drop of 427 meters). The first ore was originally transported by truck to the plant until the grav...

Equipment United Keno Hill

This file contains a collection of photographs of Elsa Mine and Venus Mine in the Yukon Territories that were operated by Equipment United Keno Hill, and were subsequently closed after Keno shut down operations in 1989.It can be assumed that the C...

Documented Exploration

A collection of 10 photographs of documented exploration in the early 1950s in and around the Cassiar area. Noted locations are Quartz Creek, Mocassin Mines, Blue River Bridge and the Alaska Highway.

Geology rock samples

The file contains eight photographs depicting close up images of three rock samples, some photographed with a ruler for scale. One of the rock samples is speculated to be obsidian and the other two are likely serpentine. The images where originall...

Bagging Machinery at Nordenham, Germany

File contains photographs annotated Nordenham, presumably indicating that these images were taken in the Asbestos Corporation's plant in Nordenham Germany. The images depict bagging machinery in the mill, including a palletizer, automatic sew...

Trip Report to Afton Mines

Photographs from Cassiar trip report to Afton Mines in British Columbia. This collection of photographs depicts the road maintenance by cat. and grader, the bench heights, levels, scaling, holes and maintenance, and equipment used such as drills, ...

Trip Report to Vancouver

Photographs from Cassiar trip to Whitewood and highvale Mines. This collection includes photographs of Rapier Dragline depositing spoil, Erie Dragline, Dragline bucket size, Marion Dragline, coal removal with Bucyrus-Erie coal shovel, Euclid coal ...

Trip Report: Shrink Wrap System

This collection of photograph is a Cassiar trip report to Weldotron Inc. Industrial Packaging Systems in Piscataway, New Jersey to look at the shrink wrap system. The ten photographs depict the wrap applicator, bag maker placer, feed side of wrap ...

Promotion & Outreach

File contains photographs taken for promotional purposes.Two photos depict a Cassiar display at an unknown event in 1963.Eight photos were professionally taken for use in the 1978 Cassiar Asbestos Corportaion Ltd. Annual Report, and possibly other...

Clinton Creek Operations

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd opened a second mine in 1967 at what became the one-industry town of Clinton Creek, Y.T. File contains photographs depicting different areas of operations at Clinton Creek. Locations include the mine, plant, town, ...

Construction Album - New Mill

File contains photographs documenting the construction of Cassiar's new mill building. Photos depict early excavation, foundations, framework, construction of all seven stories, sheeting, siding, and roof tarring. Also included are photos dep...

Construction of Crushing Plant

Collection of photographs of the construction of the crushing plant and related services at Cassiar in 1963. The work was contracted out to V.B. Humphrey Construction Ltd based out of North Vancouver. The photographs depict the foundation, install...

Drill Bit Testing

File contains photographs depicting close view of drill bits used in the Cassiar mine. The photos were taken for documentary purposes during an evaluation procedure in which the bits were tested and compared. 32 of the photos are adhered to three ...

Landslides

File contains images depicting various landslides near Cassiar BC. Set of 20 photographs (with 9 corresponding negative strips) date stamped June 1987 depict landslide near creek and dirt road with a Cassiar company truck. Set of 5 black and white...

House - Small Business File

File contains images depicting room by room view of a house in Cassiar identified as house 288. Handwritten annotation on verso of photographs: "288 June-9-1992". Photographs originally found in file labeled "TOWN ADMINISTRATION Sma...

Russian Mine Tour

Photographic negatives depict men on tour in unknown locations in Russia. Images depict urban areas, mining areas, construction of buildings, railway, mineral samples, and equipment including dump truck and electric shovel. Also includes images of...

Trip Report to Brenda Mines

Photographs from Cassiar trip report to Brenda Mines in British Columbia. These photographs depict pit design, landscape of field and pit, cable stations, mine rescue truck, and equipment such as graders, trucks, drills and cats.

Benjamin Film Laboratories

Photographic slides of map of Canada depicting different geology and geography interests such as: mines and reserves, physiographic regions, soil regions, permafrost limits, underdeveloped hydro potential and development corridor.

Kutcho Creek Exploration Camp

This collection is of Kutcho Creek Camp that was set up by a crew led by Cassiar's Chief Geologist Bill Plumb in 1966.There are six photographs showing the temporary buildings, paths and barrels. These photos were taken from a high hill looki...

Early Cassiar Site

A collection of photographs from the site that Cassiar was being built in the early 50s. Photos depict lumber piles, early camp area, the first buildings, mountains, and the creek.Along with this collection there are a set of images also from the ...

Bill Plumb Exploration

Photograph of Cassiar's Chief Geologist Bill Plumb who led many exhibitions for the purposes of Cassiar's outside exploration endeavors. Various photos in this collection depict Bill on some of these exhibitions.

Cassiar Recreational Centre Blueprints

Blueprint of the Cassiar Recreational Centre depicting various details regarding aspects of the building. Perspectives included within the blueprint are top-down as well as cross-sections. There are notes by the architect towards how certain build...

Plantsite

This file contains operations at the plantsite:Below is synopsis of the item level descriptions (see each item for further description)locations depicted at Plantsite: mill building, dry rock storage building, tailings pile, gravel pit, power hous...

Shipping & Transportation

File contains photographs pertaining to the transportation of asbestos fibre.These include portraits of Clinton trailer trucks, trucks from the Cassiar Transport Division at Mile 860 on the Alaskan Highway, the assembly of large freight trucks, an...

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