Item AAAA4443 - Challenge in the rock

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Challenge in the rock

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Lew Parry Film Productions

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  • [1966] (Creation)

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Industrial film. An overview of the mining industry of British Columbia and the Yukon. Sequences include: prospecting; claim staking; the use of helicopters; core sampling; construction of mine access roads; planning the mining of an ore body; lead-zinc mining operations in the Sullivan Mine; processing of ore by crushers, ball mills and flotation cells; residential scenes in mining towns (Fraser Lake, Pine Point, Ashcroft); Cominco smelter at Trail; contribution to steel industry (pig iron and coke); training of mining technicians at BCIT; role of the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, including its Prospectors' Mining School; Vancouver and Port Moody dockside scenes showing concentrates, coal and ingots being loaded.

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Copyright Mining Association of British Columbia.

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Shot list in file F1980:002.

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"Produced by the member companies of the Mining Association of British Columbia. with the co-operation of the Government of Canada, Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources and the British Columbia Government, Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources and Dept. of Recreation & Conservation.".

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Accession number(s): F1988:17

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sponsored/presented by: British Columbia. Dept. of Recreation and Conservation; animation: Laurence Hanson; art direction: Laurence Hanson; producing agency/company: Lew Parry Film Productions; narrator: George McLean; sponsored/presented by: Mining Association of British Columbia; director: Lew M. Parry; producer: Lew M. Parry; writer: Lew M. Parry; photography: Peter Parsons; photography: Len Peace; sound recording: Lloyd Stump; sound recording: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.

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