File 2000.1.1.3.10 - Underground Mine Structural Inspection, Rock Mechanics Dept. Foto Documentation

Structural Inspection 1 Structural Inspection 2 Structural Inspection 3 Structural Inspection 4 Structural Inspection 5 Structural Inspection 6 Structural Inspection 7 Structural Inspection 8

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Underground Mine Structural Inspection, Rock Mechanics Dept. Foto Documentation

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  • Graphic material

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2000.1.1.3.10

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Date(s)

  • November 1990 - June 1991 (Creation)

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Physical description

361 photographs : col. ; 10.1 x 15.1 cm - 12 negative strips : col. ; 35 mm

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(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

Scope and content

File contains images depicting the underground mine at Cassiar, showing structural damages, repaired damage ground support, and mining and repair processes.

The file contains a photo inventory entitled “Underground Mine Structural Inspection, Rock Mechanics Dept. Foto Documentation” with a complete file inventory linking the picture number to a location, title, and dated film. This photographic documentation was assembled for the purposes of liaising with a underground mining consultant located in South Africa.


  • Images document structural ground support including steel cables, support arches, metal mesh, shotcrete, rockbolts, wooden beams.
  • Images show ground support damaged through ground movement, but some depict newly installed or repaired support.
  • Images depict ventilation ducting that was crushed or torn.
  • Mining processes depicted include miners installing a rock breaker, miners paving the adit floor with concrete, miners inspecting a damaged section of mine, miner loading drill or blastholes with ANFO (ammonium nitrate / fuel oil mixture) explosives, and long hole drilling.
  • Technical elements of the underground mine depicted include a mining device and ore in a chute (annotated ‘1290 crusher’), the conveyor, ‘LH drill’, ore processing machine annotated ‘1350 breaker’, and an electrical box titled ‘Weighometer’.
  • Specific locations shown include ore draw points, ore passes, access drifts, a hatch and door titled “Fuel station 1415”, and a dead end drift with a stack of equipment and an orange cable annotated “1335 access electrical stations”.

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Arrangement

Arranged according to original photo inventory.

Language of material

  • English

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Location of originals

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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.

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Contact archivist for detailed file inventory.

Associated materials

Item is part of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds. Contact archivist to obtain interview notes from interviews conducted with mining experts on the subject contained in this file.

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Original accession no: These photos were found in "Engineering Box", folders E, F, G, and H.

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2000.1.1.3.10

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