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Cassiar Aerial Photographs
2000.1.1.3.13 · Bestanddeel · 1950 - 1992
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photographs depict aerial views of the Cassiar townsite, plantsite, tailings pile, mine road, bench and pit mine, mine buildings (tramline loading station, crusher, shop, and garage), and surrounding mountain range. Here "aerial" refers to photos depicting a large area and taken from the air or from a high point of elevation.

2000.1.1.3.13.01 · Stuk · 1958
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar valley. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1958 [1961 crossed through]", on recto: "Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Limited. Cassiar B.C. Townsite in foreground mill and ore storage in left middle ground," "Toronto set". It is believed that this photograph was made into a post card.

Waste in Mine Valley
2000.1.1.3.13.12 · Stuk · 25 October 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large swath of dark waste down mountainside to right of valley. The waste dump is believed to be visible at top of swath on right of image. Bench mining visible on the North and South peak in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Oct. 25 / 65 4:25 PM."

2000.1.1.3.13.42 · Stuk · 1978
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine, switchback road in foreground, mountain range in background. Pit is visible behind the West peak. The new mine garage can be seen on West peak just above "#7 switchback" in centre of image. Photograph was taken from the air, portion of plane visible in top left of image.

2000.1.1.3.13.45 · Stuk · 1978
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine, switchback road in foreground, mountain range in background. Pit is visible to right of West peak. The new mine garage can be seen on West peak just above "#7 switchback" in centre of image.

2000.1.1.3.13.53 · Stuk · 1978
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine above valley, north mountain range in background. Tramline station and crushing plant visible to west of pit. Photograph was taken from the air, portion of plane visible in top left of image.

West Peak from Airplane
2000.1.1.3.13.54 · Stuk · 1978
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the West peak of the Cassiar mine, pit partially visible below. Drill visible in left foreground at highest elevation of mine, north west mountain range in background.

2000.1.1.3.15.01 · Stuk · 1953
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two men standing on mining bench in mountainside, three boxes and what appears to be a long hose to the left. Third man and tractor plow can be seen in distance at end of bench. Photo caption next to printed copy of image in 1953 Annual Report: "Benches being prepared for mining."

Two Men in Mine
2000.1.1.3.15.05 · Stuk · [ca. 1955]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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.

Dozer on Cliff
2000.1.1.3.15.11 · Stuk · [ca. 1958]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts unknown man driving bulldozer on edge of mine area at high elevation. The dozer is an International model TD24 (manufactured between 1947 and 1955). A second man stands on edge of cliff, directing driver. Mountain range in background.

Two Dozers on Cliff
2000.1.1.3.15.12 · Stuk · [ca. 1958]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts unknown men driving bulldozers on edge of mine area at high elevation. Dozers are Internationals, model TD24 (manufactured between 1947 and 1955). Mountain range in background.

Dozer on Cliff, Close View
2000.1.1.3.15.14 · Stuk · [ca. 1958]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts unknown man driving bulldozer near edge of mine area at high elevation. Dozer is an International model TD24 (manufactured between 1947 and 1955). Valley and mountain range in background.

Shovel & Haul Trucks
2000.1.1.3.15.15 · Stuk · [ca. 1958]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts cable-operated shovel loading Kenworth haul truck on road in mine area at high elevation. Pickup truck in background, four unidentified men are gathered around second Kenworth truck in foreground. Valley and mountain range in distance.

Old Mine Garage
2000.1.1.3.15.19 · Stuk · [1962?]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts bulldozers, car, and fuel tanks in front of two-door garage on edge of mine area. Unidentified machinery can be seen behind garage. Mine valley crosses midground, western mountain range in background. What appears to be framing measurements are annotated on verso.

Waste Stripping Operations
2000.1.1.3.15.21 · Stuk · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts benches of Cassiar's open mine. Men can be seen standing near machinery speculated to be blasthole drills in bottom left of image. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Waste Stripping Operations on McDame Mt. Ore Mining in lower right Corner.", on verso: "1961".

2000.1.1.3.15.24 · Stuk · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts ore haul truck at dump in mine, mountain range in background. Photo also features driver and a second unidentified man standing in front of truck. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Int. Harvester Payhauler Model 95 dumping stripping waste at 6565 Elevation", on verso: "1961".

Mill Fans 1
2000.1.1.3.15.37 · Stuk · [between 1967 and 1976]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph of mill fan with supplied note "Ascolecric Limited, Brantford Ontario" and engineering notes for pressure for oil, water and gas.

Mill Fans 2
2000.1.1.3.15.38 · Stuk · [between 1967 and 1976]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph of mill fan with supplied note "Ascolecric Limited, Brantford Ontario" and engineering notes for pressure for oil, water and gas.

Tramline
2000.1.1.3.17 · Bestanddeel · [ca. 1955] - 1977
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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.

2000.1.1.3.17.009 · Stuk · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts tramline in a strip cleared of trees on McDame Mountain, bucket in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "#2 SECTION LOOKING NORTH". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

Plantsite
2000.1.1.3.18 · Bestanddeel · 1953 - 1989
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

This file contains operations at the plantsite:
Below is synopsis of the item level descriptions (see each item for further description)

  • locations depicted at Plantsite: mill building, dry rock storage building, tailings pile, gravel pit, power house, and office.
  • delivery and installation of a Caterpillar engine, welding repairs underway on a Rustin Diesel Engine in the power house, staff portrait taken by the main office building, and fibre testing
    Not done to item level but integrated into subseries file:
  • Photographic negatives included depict milling and packaging machinery in the mill building.
  • 93 slides depicting various activities and equipment at the plantsite including: dry rock storage, screens, collectors, loading trucks, bagging, pallets, tailing pile, lab work by engineers, lab equipment, fibre testing, and fibre samples.
  • photographs of conveyor foundations, tailings equipment, Grizzly truck, containers from site mechanical inspection, and portable crushing plant in June 1991.
  • photos of fibre samples from lab - on display
  • collection of photos of 1970 Mill modification Program of April 1978
  • collection of photos from 1961 and 1962 of plantsite lab and asbestos samples. file labeled "Suter - Webb VU Graph Analysis" and "Suter - Webb and Turner Comb Analysis"
  • Pressure Packer modification photos done by Chapman Industries in 1986
  • Powerhouse equipment from 1979
  • additional 43 slides of inside the mill in June 1978. Slides were used at a board meeting.
  • negatives of inside of mill
  • A photo album of 162 photographs depicting various operations at the plantsite including: drill dust collector, outdoor surroundings, conveyors, and the mine site. (album was originally labelled "Cassiar Plantsite).
2000.1.1.3.18.004 · Stuk · September 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large dry rock storage building in foreground on right, mill on left behind tailings pile, and dryer building in centre behind conveyor belt connecting mill to dry rock storage. A cloud can be seen rising from plantsite. Trees and Troutline Creek cross foreground, mine valley and mountains visible in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "ANSCO PRINTON Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. MAR 10 1955".