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2000.1.1.2.03.04 · Item · 4 July 1964
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "FORMING FOOTING RETAINING WALL JULY 4/64." Photograph depicts construction workers
standing in forms for cement laid against mountain wall on high elevation of construction site. A retaining structure made with wood planks and rebar separates mountainside dirt from cement forms. A front end loader can be seen in midground, near unidentified building. Mountain range in background.

2000.1.1.2.04.01 · Item · [ca. 1970]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large square model of the new mill building that was built at the Cassiar plant site in 1970. Model is displayed on green material laid on floor against wall in unidentified room. Machinery modeled inside the structure is colour-coded.

2000.1.1.2.04.02 · Item · [ca. 1970]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large square model of the new mill building that was built at the Cassiar plant site in 1970. Model is displayed outdoors on a platform that stands on four saw horses. Machinery modeled inside the structure is colour-coded. Plant buildings and mountains in background.

2000.1.1.2.04.05 · Item · [ca. 1970]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large square model of the new mill building that was built at the Cassiar plant site in 1970. Model is displayed on platform draped with green material. Machinery modeled inside the structure is colour-coded.

Townsite & Plantsite, 1958
2000.1.1.3.13.02 · Item · 1958
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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]."

2000.1.1.3.13.04 · Item · [before 1970]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar townsite behind shadow in foreground. Plantsite can be seen including the mill, dry rock storage building, tailings pile, and many other buildings. Mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on recto: "<- 13 1/2" ->". (This photograph was made into a promotional poster.)

Mine Valley, 1954
2000.1.1.3.13.06 · Item · 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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 pile in plantsite.

2000.1.1.3.13.09 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts view of mine road in valley, from mountain above. Plant, tailings pile, and town visible in distance. South mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961", on recto: Townsite and Plantsite from mine."

North Peak Strip Mining
2000.1.1.3.13.10 · Item · [1961?]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the North peak of McDame mountain after extensive strip mining, South peak unmined in background. Old mine garage visible on right of West peak in foreground. Crusher plant partially visible on far right. Photograph believed to have been taken just prior to the development of the pit mine between the North and West peak.

Waste in Mine Valley
2000.1.1.3.13.12 · Item · 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."

2000.1.1.3.13.13 · Item · 1959
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the North peak of McDame mountain in the earlier stages of strip mining, South peak unmined in background. Quonset and other shops visible in left foreground, unknown building built into mountainside in right foreground.

Strip Mining, 1971
2000.1.1.3.13.14 · Item · 1971
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the Cassiar mine after extensive strip mining. It is believed that the North and South peak stand in background, and the West peak in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "1971".

Strip Mining & Cirque Dump
2000.1.1.3.13.20 · Item · [ca. 1973]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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 new mine garage can be seen just above the "#7 switchback" road in bottom right foreground.

Mine & Crusher Plant
2000.1.1.3.13.24 · Item · [ca. 1973]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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 right foreground. Mountain range in distance.

Pit & Crushing Plant
2000.1.1.3.13.60 · Item · [ca. 1975]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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 "shifter shack," where crews were relieved or dropped off for work.

Pit, West Peak, & Plant
2000.1.1.3.13.61 · Item · [ca. 1980]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a portion of the Cassiar pit in right foreground. Crushing plant visible to left of pit, West peak visible in right background. Mountain range can be seen in distance.

2000.1.1.3.14.01 · Item · 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two pick hammers laid in asbestos fibre. Annotations on note glued to recto of photograph: "ASBESTOS"; "Detail view of asbestos talus. Early test pit near top of showing. Western slope." Areas of image have been labeled "A" and "B". Photo caption under printed copy of image in 1952 Annual Report: "A - Asbestos fibre partially opened by frost action. B - Serpentine rock originally containing the asbestos fibre."

Unknown Man & Talus Ore
2000.1.1.3.14.07 · Item · [ca. 1951]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Image of man seated with shovel in mountainous area, loose asbestos fibre in background. This photograph is believed to be either a double exposure of two images, or a print made from two negatives at once. Photo depicts an unidentified man sitting on the south ridge of the Cassiar ore body, where the crusher and rock reject plant would eventually sit. Valley in background appears to depict the "Footwall Road," which was cut into the mountain from the pit to the crusher plant and became the mine's main haul road.

Unknown Woman & Men at Mine
2000.1.1.3.15.02 · Item · 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on what is believed to be an early mining bench. Two men with air track drill can be seen in background, one man father down on left, mountain range in background. Image slightly distorted due to poor quality of negative.

Men & Air Track Drill
2000.1.1.3.15.03 · Item · September 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two men working with air track drill in mine area. Hose and dynamite box in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Sept. 1954." This photograph was originally stored inside duotang labeled "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED PHOTOGRAPHS 1954"; photo caption beneath this image: "Starting New Bench at South end of Deposit."

Mine Garage & West Peak
2000.1.1.3.15.09 · Item · [ca. 1958]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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.

Dozer on Cliff
2000.1.1.3.15.10 · Item · [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. Expansive mountain range in background.

Shovel & Haul Trucks
2000.1.1.3.15.15 · Item · [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.

2000.1.1.3.15.17 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts unknown man driving bulldozer on edge of mine area at high elevation. Mine road can be seen below leading to Cassiar plant in background on left, townsite visible on right. South mountain range in distance. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

Incoming Bucket, Station #1
2000.1.1.3.17.004 · Item · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts bucket hanging from tramline in foreground. Support tower stands in midground in front of station building. Another building can be seen at top of mountain in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "INCOMING BUCKET #1 STATION". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

Loading Station
2000.1.1.3.17.005 · Item · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a man in work clothes and hard hat standing with hands placed on the first of many tram buckets hanging in a line. Steel beam framework of station building rises above him. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "[F1?] LOADING STATION EL. 5800". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

Tramline from Mountain
2000.1.1.3.17.006 · Item · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts towers and bucket in foreground, plantsite midground in valley, opposite mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "GENERAL VIEW VISIBLE TOWERS ARE IN #1 SECTION PLANT IN BACKGROUND". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

Tramline from Mine Road
2000.1.1.3.17.008 · Item · 1962
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts towers and buckets in distance. Gravel road in foreground winding through hills of dirt. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "#1 SECTION". Photograph was glued to cardboard backing with the annotation: "1962".

2000.1.1.3.17.009 · Item · 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".

Dump Truck at Tailings Pile
2000.1.1.3.18.001 · Item · 1953
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts red truck dumping waste at what is believed to be the tailings pile at the Cassiar plant. Small building and unidentified individual in bottom left foreground, valley and mountains in background. Photo caption next to printed copy of image in 1953 Annual Report: "Stockpile of 80,000 tons of Ore at Mill."

2000.1.1.3.18.003 · Item · September 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large dry rock storage building in foreground on left, mill in background, dryer building in right midground. Miscellaneous supplies in far right foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Sept 1954". This photograph was originally stored inside duotang labeled "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED PHOTOGRAPHS 1954"; photo caption beneath this image: "40,000 Ton Dry Storage Building / Mill / Dryer Building".

2000.1.1.3.18.004 · Item · 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".

2000.1.1.3.18.005 · Item · [ca. 1960?]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts an unidentified individual wearing a welding helmet, and kneeling behind large bearing cups of one of the Ruston Hornsby diesel engines that turned the generators in the power house on the Cassiar plant. Door, bulletin board, and miscellaneous supplies in background.

2000.1.1.3.18.006 · Item · [ca. 1960?]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the large bearing cups of one of the Ruston Hornsby diesel engines that turned the generators in the power house on the Cassiar plant. Engine believed to be under repair. Saw horse, machinery, and electric panels in background.

2000.1.1.3.18.010 · Item · October 1958
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of 12 men standing on steps at back of main office. Front row: Jack Berry, Mickey Dopson, Andre Beguin, Fred Murray. 2nd row: Dick Stevens, Rene Pasiaud. Third row: Craigie Hood, Alex Powell. Back row: Dr. Charles Cobb MD, Peter Davies, Chuck Caron (holding paper), Bill Johnston. Berry and Dopson are wearing hard hats. Windows and doors of office building in background. Stamped annotation on recto of photograph: "Munshaw Colour Service Ltd. OCT 24 1958".

Water in Gravel Pit
2000.1.1.3.18.011 · Item · June 1987
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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".

2000.1.1.3.18.012 · Item · June 1987
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

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".