File 2000. - Plantsite

Dump Truck at Tailings Pile Dry Rock Storage, Dryer, and Mill Buildings - 1953 Dry Rock Storage, Dryer, and Mill Buildings - 1954 Dry Rock Storage, Dryer, and Mill Buildings - 1955 Welding Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House, End View Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House, Close View Ruston Diesel Engine in Power House, Close View Office Staff at Main Office, 1958 Water in Gravel Pit Conveyor & Dump Truck at Gravel Pit Gravel Pit Caterpillar 3612 Engine on Flatbed Caterpillar 3612 Engine in Large Building Caterpillar 3612 Engine in Large Building Fibre Testing Tailings Mill Modification 1970 Mill Modification 1970 Asbestos samples Safety banner in mill Mill work area Mill work area Mill work area Mill work area Mill work area Mill work area

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  • 1953 - 1989 (Creation)

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486 photographs : b&w and col. - 16 negatives : b&w - 136 slides : col.

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(3 April 1952 - 15 March 1993)

Scope and content

This file contains operations at the plantsite:
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  • 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).

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Arrangement imposed by archivist, individual groupings maintained.

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  • English

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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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Associated materials

File is part of the Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds.
See Construction Subseries 2000. & 395 for photos of 1970 Mill construction.
General Operations File 2000. for more images featuring plantsite buildings.
Slides of mill building can be found in 2000.
Negatives of inside mill were separated from a group of negatives of community events, see 2000.

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