File 2000. - Mine (1952 to 1972)

Unknown Woman & Men at Mine Men & Air Track Drill Shovel & Haul Truck Mine Garage & West Peak Dozer on Cliff Two Dozers on Cliff, Close View Shovel & Haul Trucks Dozer on Cliff, Cassiar Valley in Background Drilling CIR Rock Types - Cassiar Pit 1

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Mine (1952 to 1972)

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[Some Photographs attributed to] George Hunter [and] Tom Kiefer.

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  • 1953 - 1970 (Creation)

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38 photographs (34 photograph prints : b&w and col. - 4 slides : col. )

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(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

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File contains photographs depicting machinery, individuals, buildings, and mining processes at the open mine on McDame Mountain, Cassiar, B.C. Some photos depict benches from open strip mining, and two images feature models of the mine (1955 and 1970). Machinery depicted includes shovels, bulldozers, tractors, ore haul trucks (Kenworth, International Harvester, and Wabco), air track drills, blasthole drills, and Ingersoll-Rand Drill. Identified individuals include Fred Murray, R.R. [Kiresan?], C.E. Bronson, Bill Giachino, and "Sam".

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Arrangement imposed by archivist (by date). Original order maintained where evident.

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  • English

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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.

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Item is part of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds. See General Operations File 2000. for more images featuring the Cassiar mine, and File 2000. for photos taken of the mine after 1972.

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