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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".

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 photograph: "JUN. 1987".

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 photograph: "JUN. 1987".

Workplace Album - Conveyor Gallery

Photograph depicts tramline conveyors in centre of image (located west of mine). Conveyors ran from crusher plant to the tramline loading station. Building on left believed to be the crusher reject plant. Water truck can be seen by transfer building on far right (truck was used to thaw propane tank when necessary). Mine valley in background.

Community Album - Fire Hall

Photograph depicts two fire trucks semi-visible in garage with the sign "FIRE HALL". House and snowmobile can be seen in left midground, truck and power pole in right foreground. Mountains in background. Warning visible on front of trucks: "KEEP BACK 500m".

Community Album - Main Office, Warehouse & Mill

Photograph depicts two-story main office building in right midground behind sign reading "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION Ltd / CASSIAR MINE / MAIN OFFICE". Building believed to be warehouse can be seen behind raised Canadian flag on pole in left midground. New mill building and tailings pile visible behind warehouse and office, mountains in background.

Workplace Album - Group Planning Open Pit Operations

Photograph depicts group of seven men in the Engineering/Survey building (former location of old mine dry). Photo believed to have been taken during the weekly meeting in which strategies were discussed for open pit operations (blasting, haulroad, ore and waste zones). Left to right: Danny Demitri, Roger Borsato, Tim Carew, Don Loverin (behind), Tim Williams (seated), Paul Clarke, Paul McRae.

Bill Storie on Limestone Mountain

Photograph depicts William (Bill) Storie at location known as Limestone Mountain, southwest of Cassiar, B.C. Photo features profile of Bill, hands in pocket, Cassiar valley and mountains in background. Storie was a renowned prospector in the Cassiar area, and the new school at Cassiar was named for him in 1992.

Community Album - Shovels, Haul Trucks, & Drills

Photograph depicts mine area. Switchback road and higher benches in background. Blasthole drills, track shovels, and ore haulage trucks can be seen on level in foreground and higher bench in background. Mountains visible in distance. Benches in background speculated to be located on the mine's West Peak.

Community Album - Wheelabrator System in New Mill

Photograph depicts part of the vacuum dust control and removal system in the Cassiar mill building. Unidentified man can be seen at rotary air-lock, in which heavy blown dust would collect before dropping to plenum conveyor resting just above floor. From here, the dust would eventually be expelled at the tailings pile outside of the mill. Second unidentified man can be seen climbing steps in background. This section of the mill was located above the lab.

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