Mines and mineral resources--British Columbia--Stikine Region

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Joseph J. Jackson fonds

  • PR-0709
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  • 1928-1963

The fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, an account book, assorted papers and photographs -- as well as Jackson's films, which include footage of activities in the Stikine and Liard regions in the 1930s and the Coquihalla district in the 1940s.

Jackson, Joseph J., 1895-1972

Project Granduc

Industrial film. The construction of Granduc Mine, with emphasis on the engineering aspects of the project.

Steve Tomecek interview

CALL NUMBER: T3120:0001 Track 1 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Prospecting and logging near Terrace, B.C. PERIOD COVERED: 1928-1965 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Steve J. Tomecek (prospector, logger, trapper, farmer) was born on August 20, 1904 in Czechoslovakia. He came to Quebec in 1928. Worked in Saskatchewan, white-fish fishing at Fort McMurray. Loss of supplies. Walking one hundred miles in three days. Rabbit dinner cooked by Indians. The call of the wilderness. Came to Rosswood in 1930. Washing gold in Douglas Creek. Working on the telegraph line. Logging for George Little. Trip up the Stikine River. Living on game and fish. Crossing river by cable. Extracting gold. High cost of supplies. Finding gold in Douglas Creek. Taking out poles with horses. Raft making. Earning one hundred dollars per day during the year 1937. Small logging camps. Confused prospector looking for Snow Mine. Hiking up Goat Mountain. Changes in staking claims. Accident in bush at age 65. TRACK 2: Finding platinum. Picking up gold. Sighting and shooting Kermode bear. Grizzly bears. Sighting of huge footprints up the mountain (Sasquatch?). Meeting bears on narrow ledge. Goat hunting. Building own home. Sending out mineral samples for evaluation. Farm animals. Selling eggs. Falling on the Copper River. Soldiers going hunting with Dud Little. A labour strike. Attempts to beaver farm near Rosswood. CALL NUMBER: T3120:0001 Track 2 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Prospecting and logging near Terrace, B.C. PERIOD COVERED: 1928-1965 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-07 SUMMARY: Finding platinum. Picking up gold. Sighting and shooting Kermode bear. Grizzly bears. Sighting of huge footprints up the mountain (Sasquatch?). Meeting bears on narrow ledge. Goat hunting. Building own home. Sending out mineral samples for evaluation. Farm animals. Selling eggs. Falling on the Copper River. Soldiers going hunting with Dud Little. A labour strike. Attempts to beaver farm near Rosswood.

[Stikine River placer mining and travel, 1930s -- parts 1 to 4]

Amateur film. Mainly shows trip(s) up the Stikine by riverboat and placer mining activity on the river. Includes: waterfront view of Wrangell, Alaska; views of and from riverboat "Hazel B No. 2" going upriver; the Three Sisters (islands in the river); riverboat at Telegraph Creek and barge at Dease Lake, and local activity; forest fire & fire-fighting; shots of a Fokker F-11AHB flying boat designated CF-AUV (at dock and taking off) and a Fairchild floatplane; aerial shots in the vicinity; wreckage of aircraft CF-AUV (which crashed at McDame Lake, 13 July1935); general scenery and wildlife. The placer mining footage, which is interspersed, includes shots of a small mining camp, sluice works, panning, hydraulic monitor operation, jerry-built mining equipment in use, etc.

[Tahltan Mining Company footage, reels 1-4]

Amateur film. Tahltan Mining Company operations, filmed by English prospector Anton K. Money. REEL 1: The first pumping hydraulic mining operation on the Tahltan River. REEL 2: Tahltan mine -- first operations, 1937. REEL 3: Building a road seven miles up Tahltan River; mining camp scenes. REEL 4: Tahltan River mining footage.