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- Graphic material
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[ca. 1955] - 1977 (Creation)
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34 photographs : b&w and col.
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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 gravity chute was built in 1953. This chute was replaced with the first aerial tramline model in 1956, which was succeeded by the second model in 1975. This file also includes one photo of the original gravity chute, and one photo depicting a tramline worker.
Additionally there is a collection of eighteen photographs of tramline cars that were being surveyed for damage and condition, and another collection of six photographs of tramline study. The results of this study determined that there was variances in load sizes of the buckets caused by extra material falling off the panfeeder.
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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections
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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.
Generated finding aid
File is part of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds. See Manager's Progress Photographs in Construction Subseries (2000.1.1.2) for more images depicting gravity chute. See General Operations File 2000.1.1.3.19 for more images featuring tramline.
When photographic materials were originally removed from within textual material they were given a temporary accession no. with its tertiary number reflecting the box number from which the photograph was removed.
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- Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. (Subject)
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Brian G. Pewsey. Introduction to "The Cassiar Story," The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Bulletin, (April 1978). [See NBCA, original accession no. 2000.1.0005.015.]