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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...

Incoming Bucket, Station #1

Photograph depicts bucket hanging from tramline in foreground. Support tower stands in midground in front of station building. Another building can be seen at top of mountain in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "INCO...

Loading Station

Photograph depicts a man in work clothes and hard hat standing with hands placed on the first of many tram buckets hanging in a line. Steel beam framework of station building rises above him. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "[F...

Tramline from Mountain

Photograph depicts towers and bucket in foreground, plantsite midground in valley, opposite mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "GENERAL VIEW VISIBLE TOWERS ARE IN #1 SECTION PLANT IN BACKGROUND". Phot...

Tramline from Mine Road

Photograph depicts towers and buckets in distance. Gravel road in foreground winding through hills of dirt. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "#1 SECTION". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "...

North View of Tramline from Valley

Photograph depicts tramline in a strip cleared of trees on McDame Mountain, bucket in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "#2 SECTION LOOKING NORTH". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: &...

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...

Dump Truck at Tailings Pile

Photograph depicts red truck dumping waste at what is believed to be the tailings pile at the Cassiar plant. Small building and unidentified individual in bottom left foreground, valley and mountains in background. Photo caption next to printed co...

Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House

Photograph depicts the large bearing cups of one of the Ruston Hornsby diesel engines that turned the generators in the power house on the Cassiar plant. Engine believed to be under repair. Saw horse, machinery, and electric panels in background.

Office Staff at Main Office, 1958

Photograph depicts group of 12 men standing on steps at back of main office. Front row: Jack Berry, Mickey Dopson, Andre Beguin, Fred Murray. 2nd row: Dick Stevens, Rene Pasiaud. Third row: Craigie Hood, Alex Powell. Back row: Dr. Charles Cobb MD,...

Water in Gravel Pit

Photograph depicts an unidentified man standing to left of large puddle in gravel pit, mountain peaks in background. Photo speculated to have been taken on the plant, or near the Cassiar airstrip, facing south west. Stamped annotation on recto of ...

Conveyor & Dump Truck at Gravel Pit

Photograph depicts yellow conveyor belt in foreground over gravel pit, dump truck behind in midground. Mountains visible in background. Photo speculated to have been taken at the plant or near the Cassiar airstrip. Stamped annotation on recto of p...

Gravel Pit

Photograph depicts close up view of gravel pit, ruler displayed for scale. Photograph speculated to have been taken at the plant or near the Cassiar airstrip. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "JUN. 1987".

Mill Modification 1970

Photograph of two workers in background working on the Mill Modification program in 1970. This photo is part of larger collection of 71 photographs of this program, compiled into a report in 1978.

Mill Modification 1970

Photograph of the Mill Modification program in 1970. This photo is part of larger collection of 71 photographs of regarding the improvements to the mill as part of the plantsite and was compiled into a report in 1978.

General Operations Albums

File includes six aggregations of photographs which have been assembled in this file in order to maintain the integrity of each group by keeping the photos arranged together, though each group features operations pertaining to multiple files in th...

1961 - Bench Mining, North West View

Photograph depicts mine area at Cassiar, crushing plant visible on left. Various mine buildings visible midground. Blasthole drills, shovels, dozers, and dump trucks can be seen on bench in foreground at 6430 elevation. Handwritten annotations on ...

1961 - 6430 Ore Bench

Photograph depicts bench at 6430 elevation. Blasthole drills, shovels, dozers, and dump trucks can be seen on bench in midground. Mine valley in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Mine Buildings

Photograph depicts buildings at various locations in mine: crushing plant (centre?) and what is believed to be the original tramline loading station on left. Mine road featured in center, blasthole drill visible near dump truck in midground. Mine ...

1961 - Mine Garage

Photograph depicts a car and two dump trucks near a small garage by road in mine. One man stands at garage site among tires and miscellaneous tools. Blasthole drills, shovels, and dump trucks visible in distance. Rocks in foreground, mountains in ...

1961 - Drillmasters on North Ridge

Photograph depicts men standing near two Atlas Copco Drillmasters (blasthole drills). These are precision hammer drills which had their own power source. Large bags of ammonium nitrate in foreground, mountaintops in background. The men depicted he...

1961 - Drillmasters on North Ridge

Photograph depicts men standing near two Atlas Copco Drillmasters (blasthole drills). These are precision hammer drills which had their own power source. Large bags of ammonium nitrate in foreground, mountainside in background. The men depicted he...

1961 - Drillmaster on North Ridge

Photograph depicts an Atlas Copco Drillmaster (blasthole drill) near the mine road, mountainside in background. This is a precision hammer drill which had its own power source. It is believed that this photo was taken on the North ridge, near the ...

1961 - Explosive Preparation

Photograph depicts a man wearing a hard hat preparing explosive material, mountains in background. Dog stands near edge in midground, large bags of Ammonium Nitrate in right foreground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

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