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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...

Bucket Being Lifted by Crane

Photograph depicts a round bucket attached to the main hook line of a crane and suspended over building framework in crusher construction site (crane not visible in image). Men stand around the bucket on high level of crusher building. A dirt road...

View of Crusher Site from Above

View showing various levels of foundations. Men can be seen working on site. Vertically protruding planks from framework in foreground. A long building believed to be housing conveyor "B" can be seen in background, as well as the tree-co...

Lowering Crusher Pinion into Place

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Placing Crusher Pinion; Pitman; weight approx. 20 tons". Man stands on top of a very tall, red peice of equipment believed to be a crusher pitman. Boom of crane is visible in foreground, and...

Moving Sides of Bin into Place

Handwritten caption above this photo reads: "Moving the sides of Bin into place. Weight nine tons" (see also item 2000.1.1.2.365). The bin side is not in view, but cable lines of crane can be seen lowering bin into building. Steel framew...

Propane Tank & Completed Conveyor "B"

Conveyor sits on tall steel framework, encased in steel sheeting, and stands to right of snow-covered slope. Propane tank sits on log structure below conveyor. Snowy mountains in background. See also item 2000.1.1.2.373. Handwritten caption below ...

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.

West Wall Footing at Crusher Site

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "WEST WALL FOOTING AUG 8/64." Photograph depicts a construction worker standing on rebar in forms built for cement footings. A front end loader and backhoe tractor can be seen on wood platfo...

Model for New Mill Displayed in Room

Photograph depicts large square model of the new mill building that was built at the Cassiar plant site in 1970. Model is displayed on green material laid on floor against wall in unidentified room. Machinery modeled inside the structure is colour...

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: ...

Townsite & Plantsite, 1958

Photograph depicts the Cassiar townsite in foreground. Mill, dry rock storage building, and tailings pile can be seen in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1958 [1961 crossed through]."

Mine Valley, 1954

Photograph depicts the mine road in valley below bulldozer parked on edge of mountain. Cassiar plant and town visible in distance, south mountains behind them in background. Photo also depicts what appears to be a cloud rising from the tailings pi...

Strip Mining & Cirque Dump

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine. North peak featured in left background, South peak in right background, and West peak in right foreground. Area to left of the mining pit and West peak was called the "cirque waste dump." Location of ...

Mine & Crusher Plant

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine. North and South peak featured in background, and West peak in left foreground. Pit is being developed between South peak and West peak. Old mine garage is visible in lower centre of image, and crushing plant in...

1965 - Bar & Snackbar

Photograph depicts building containing Cassiar's bar and snackbar, visible across ball field. This building originally housed school classrooms, movie theater, barber shop, and rec centre with three pool tables. Private liquor store originall...

1965 - Office Staff at Main Office

Photograph depicts group of twenty-four men standing on front steps of main office building. Handwritten annotations on recto of similar photograph: "OFFICE STEPS APPROX 1965 / TOP L-R / JULIEN ST. GEORGES / GEORGE TROWSDALE / HANS VELTMEYER ...

1971 - Troutline Creek, Cassiar, BC

Photograph depicts flowing water believed to be Troutline Creek which ran south of Cassiar, B.C. Tailings pile and plant buildings visible behind forest in midground, northern mountain range in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photog...

1971 - Summer Bunkhouses

Photograph depicts long bunkhouse buildings located between the Cassiar plant and townsite. They were originally used seasonally by university students, or by new employees on waiting lists for the more accommodating panabode "Winter Bunkhous...

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