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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.

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 ...

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...

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.

Infrared dryer

Two large black and white prints of infrared dryers annotated on recto "Thompson Pipe and Steel Company Bulk Material Dryers Van Dorn Iron Works Company" and bearing on verso the ink stamp of a photographer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Diamond core drilling

Six metal storage cases containing primarily slides depicting drill core sections in wooden storage trays. Cases contain inventories of slide images as well as annotations which document the year, drill hole number, and the length along the drill ...

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...

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...

Cyprus Anvil Mine in Faro, YT

File contains set of images taken in Faro, Y.T. Annotation on photo envelope reads: “Visit to / CYPRUS ANVIL / FARO Y.T. / SEPT 1975 / BY DALE CARIN / R. WILSON.” Images depict the pit mine operated by Cyprus Anvil Corporation, including a grader,...

Thetford Mines, Quebec

The file contains photographs originally found in an unmarked and undated black binder depicting colour-coded mill equipment and machinery. Several of these images are annotated “Bell”, “Bell Asbestos”, and “National”. It is speculated that these...

Visitation to Dikkon Works, England

Photographs from Cassiar trip report to Ditton Works, a pipe division of TAC Construction Materials Ltd. Asbestos pipe was made at this particular factory. The company used some Cassiar fibres in their production. Labelled appendix I, this collect...

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 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.

Trip Report to Similkameen Mine

Photographs from Cassiar trip report to Similkameen Mine in British Columbia. This collection of photographs depicts road conditions of mine pit, bench maintenance, landscape of pit, cable equipment, and machinery such as drills and graders.

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 ...

Equipment Research

Various photographs of equipment that Cassiar was researching to potentially purchase.One photograph of proposed conveyor, to be used to transport material to the stockpile in 1957. One photograph of DUX Jump Tracker from DUX Machinery Corporation...

1979 Operating Budget Proposal

This collection is proposed Cassiar development for the operating budget in 1979. The photographs are of poster-size presentation information. Topics covered include: operating graph of cost vs. fibre production, productivity rates, waste removal,...

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 ...

Powerhouse Development: Barrel

This is a collection of photographs from Liverpoool UK for the commercial promotion of a barrel. They are professional depictions of all sides and angles of the proposed barrel that Cassiar was exploring to obtain. It can be assumed that this barr...

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...

Manager's Progress Photographs

This file contains photograph from early construction of Cassiar Mine and townsite. Photographs were stapled to inter-office correspondence paper and sent with pages of photo descriptions. Photographs have been removed and rehoused, maintaining or...

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...

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.

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...

Maintenance Projects

Photographs depict different construction projects at separate locations in Cassiar. Photographs were originally housed in envelopes with the following annotations: "POLICE STATION. July 15, 1977."; "Aggregates and Concrete (PERMAST...

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...

Water control structures

File contains 3 strips of negatives depicting water control structures inluding pipes, culverts, and holding ponds. The strips were found in a photo lab pouch annotated "Sedimentation Pond Sept 1991" and addressed to "Cassiar Mining...

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, ...

Steam Plant Pipe Line

This collection is of the pipe line for the New Steam Plant contracted out to Humphrey Construction. The photographs depict the outdoor work of laying the pipe in dug in ground. The file that these photographs were found in contains a contract wit...

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...

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 ...

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