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Mine, North East View from Airplane

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine in foreground, north east mountain range in background. Tramline station and crushing plant visible in foreground in front of pit. Photograph was taken from the air, portion of plane visible in top left of image.

Mine, North East View from Airplane

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine in foreground, north east mountain range in background. Tramline station and crushing plant visible in foreground, west of pit. Photograph was taken from the air, portion of plane visible in top left of image.

Mine, North View from Airplane

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine above valley, north mountain range in background. Tramline station and crushing plant visible to west of pit. Photograph was taken from the air, portion of plane visible in top left of image.

West Peak from Airplane

Photograph depicts the West peak of the Cassiar mine, pit partially visible below. Mining equipment barely visible in foreground at highest elevation of mine, north west mountain range stands in background, and mine valley crosses midground.

Pit & Crushing Plant

Photograph depicts a portion of the pit in foreground at the Cassiar mine. Crushing plant visible in centre below base of West peak. Footwall road in midground, mine valley in background. Building near trucks at top of pit was called the "shi...

Waste in Mine Valley

Photograph depicts large swath of dark waste down mountainside to right of valley. The waste dump is believed to be visible at top of swath on right of image. Bench mining visible on the North and South peak in background. Handwritten annotation o...

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 ...

Detail View of Talus, Test Pit

Photograph depicts two pick hammers laid in asbestos fibre. Annotations on note glued to recto of photograph: "ASBESTOS"; "Detail view of asbestos talus. Early test pit near top of showing. Western slope." Areas of image have b...

Veinlets on North Wall of Adit

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "ASBESTOS FIBRE VEINS AS THEY OCCURR IN A ROCK FACE". Photo caption under printed copy of image in 1952 Annual Report: "North Wall of adit approximately 225 feet from portal showing asb...

Unknown Man & Talus Ore

Image of man seated with shovel in mountainous area, loose asbestos fibre in background. This photograph is believed to be either a double exposure of two images, or a print made from two negatives at once. Photo depicts an unidentified man sittin...

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...

Men & Bulldozer on Mining Bench

Photograph depicts two men standing on mining bench in mountainside, three boxes and what appears to be a long hose to the left. Third man and tractor plow can be seen in distance at end of bench. Photo caption next to printed copy of image in 195...

Unknown Woman & Men at Mine

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on what is believed to be an early mining bench. Two men with air track drill can be seen in background, one man father down on left, mountain range in background. Image slightly distorted due to poor qu...

Men & Air Track Drill

Photograph depicts two men working with air track drill in mine area. Hose and dynamite box in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Sept. 1954." This photograph was originally stored inside...

Two Men in Mine

Photograph depicts two unidentified men at high elevation on mountain. Trucks and tanks visible in background, hose (possibly of air track drill) in right foreground. Mountain range in background.

Mine Garage & West Peak

Photograph depicts buildings near West Peak of Cassiar mine. Haul trucks parked near old mine garage in background, new mine garage and unknown buildings in foreground. Mine valley crosses midground, expansive western mountain range in background.

Waste Stripping Operations

Photograph depicts benches of Cassiar's open mine. Men can be seen standing near machinery speculated to be blasthole drills in bottom left of image. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Waste Stripping Operations on McDame Mt...

Strip Mining, 1970

Photograph depicts benches from strip mining operations at the Cassiar mine. Haul trucks and equipment believed to be used for explosive purposes can be seen in mine. Shop and mountain range visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto ...

Model of Mine, 1970

Photograph depicts colour-coded model of mine in display case. Legend partially legible in image: "TALUS / VOLCANICS / WASTE SERPENTINE / AAA ORE / AA ORE". Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Cassiar B.C. June 1970 by T...

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...

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