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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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