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2000.1.2.5.2 · Stuk · October 14, 1953?
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

This blueprint shows the front and side profiles of the proposed bucket and hanger to be used in the tramway. Relevant measurements and dimensions are included as well as location placements for the rope, rail and boxhead. Details regarding the materials used for the bucket creation are also included.

Cassiar Land
2000.1.1.3.25 · Bestanddeel · 1979 - 1983
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

This file contains images of a land dispute around Cassiar. The photographs depict a cabin on a lot, a destroyed cabin, and outhouses. The accompanied documents in the original file refer to the subjects of "Claims, Leases, and Land lots," and it is implied that there were issues of squatters, illegal occupation, and mineral claims.

Trailer Service
2000.1.1.3.03 · Bestanddeel · Nov. 1975 - Aug. 1976
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

File contains 20 slides date stamped between July and August 1976 and annotated “TRAILER SERVICE SUMMER 1976", depicting the construction and renovation of a mobile home, excavations, and structures believed to be wells or water boxes. File also contains 9 additional slides with no annotations, depicting mobile home and houses in winter. These 9 images are associated with materials dated Nov. – Dec. 1976 and it is likely that these photographs were taken in the winter of 1975-1976.

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.

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.

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.

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).
2000.1.1.2.1.202 · Stuk · 11 June 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts building materials and men working in construction area on plant site. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "Pictures taken June 11th: (2) Walls for power house poured. Oil tank foundations in foreground and mill in background. Looking south."

2000.1.1.2.1.221 · Stuk · 7 June 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts 8 men working on top of unknown wooden structure, dog in foreground, mountain base in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "1. Erecting 12"x12"s for mill walls. Looking west. Note boulders in foreground ready to be blasted to clear area."

2000.1.1.2.1.236 · Stuk · June 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts five long buildings in flat area at Watson Lake Airport, power poles in foreground. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "4. Group of buildings used as living quarters (not prefab). In fair condition. Many good windows and doors, and electrical fittings. Picture taken looking west."

2000.1.1.2.1.242 · Stuk · June 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts man working on foundation site, building materials in foreground, oil tank and mountains in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "10. Shows one foundation already poured for the diesel engines, and behind is seen the concrete form for the second."

2000.1.1.2.1.261 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts three men in hats standing at doorway to building. Steel drum and miscellaneous supplies on ground near mean, trees in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "5. Sand flats road camp. L. to R. W. Lawton, assistant, W.H. Forrest B.C.L.S. Dept of Public Works supervisor, 'Mac' McKenzie our mine captain."

2000.1.1.2.1.265 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of men working in trench and above ground in dirt area. Trees and concrete mixer on wheels in background, mountainside barely visible in distance. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "9. (Haze on top) First wheelbarrow load of cement poured for wall footings in mill."

2000.1.1.2.1.267 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of men pouring concrete at mill. Steamer for heating water can be seen in mid ground as well as concrete mixer behind four steel drums. Trees and mountain base in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "11. Same as above. [see 2000.1.1.2.266]"

2000.1.1.2.1.283 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two men in mud between dump truck and sunken loader. Snowbank and trees above excavated area in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "4. Eimco loader up on its rear end. No damage resulted. This will happen when mucking on an up grade when bucket in dump position. While loader is in this position a mechanic can be seen taking the opportunity of inspecting and tighting up loose roller bracket bolts."

2000.1.1.2.1.284 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two tent buildings at end of dirt road with snow on either side. Man and possibly dog can be seen in distance. Trees and mountains in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "5. First two tents in tent campsite."

2000.1.1.2.1.287 · Stuk · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts man working in dirt area behind wood fence-like structure. Trees in background, track plow semi-visible on right. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "8. Well for industrial water. Located in Northwest corner of Plant Site."

2000.1.1.2.1.298 · Stuk · [ca. April 1952]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts log building with slanted roof, two windows visible, and door on side. Cylinder tank lies horizontally on wood base to right of building. Car on far right, snow pile and power pole in foreground, trees in background. Building believed to be one of the many described in item 2000.1.1.2.286.