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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...

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.

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...

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: "...

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.

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 ...

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 - 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 - Explosive Preparation

Photograph depicts a man wearing a hard hat preparing long narrow bags of explosive material. Large bags of ammonium nitrate in right foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Tramline & Plantsite

Photograph depicts tower and bucket tram in left foreground, plantsite in midground, mountains across valley in background. Dry rock storage building, mill, tailings pile, and many other buildings visible in plantsite. Handwritten annotation on v...

1961 - Mill Wheelabrators

Photograph depicts a man wearing a hard hat standing at what is believed to be the dust collection system in the Cassiar mill. Sign on right reads "CAUTION NO WELDING, BURNING OR SMOKING IN THIS AREA." Handwritten annotation on verso of ...

Camp at Quartz Creek

Photograph depicts three small camp structures in dirt landscape: one trailer, one wooden building and one tent building. Logs and wood pile in foreground, forest and snow-capped mountain in background.

Tent Site

Photograph depicts tent structures in the early construction camp at Cassiar. Snow-covered area in foreground, trees in background.

Hammer at Excavated Wall

Photograph depicts a geologist's hammer, believed to belong to Cassiar's Chief Geologist Bill Plumb. The hammer provides a scale for the exposed asbestos, indicating the percent of fibre in the rock as well as the expectation of grade.

Hammer at Excavated Wall

Photograph depicts a geologist's hammer, believed to belong to Cassiar's Chief Geologist Bill Plumb. The hammer provides a scale for the exposed asbestos, indicating the percent of fibre in the rock as well as the expectation of grade.

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