Mines and mineral resources--British Columbia--Vancouver Island

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[CHEK-TV news film -- past CHEK construction (Kings Road) and mining footage]

Stock shots. 1. Construction site. 2. Community meeting [?]. 3. More construction -- CBC logo. 4. New CHEK-TV station. 5. Brick laying. 6. Unidentified person [Jack Davis?]. 7. Quadra Steel Company plant. 8. Offshore oil drilling rig. 9. Open pit mining. 10. Ships. 11. Oil rig. 12. Clallam County Courthouse. 13. Fish trawler -- navigating, etc. 14. Maps. 15. Open pit mining. 16. Stills of historic mining, windmills. 17. Modern windmill. 18. Canadian Forces Base -- Toronto. 19. Hydro lines. 20. Tank farm. 21. Freighter. 22. Oil pipeline. 23. Ships at sea.

Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

  • GR-0805
  • Series
  • 1915

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines, 1915. Commission records consist of correspondence, transcripts of evidence presented at the hearings, and original signed report which includes a history of the mine.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

  • GR-0908
  • Series
  • 1937

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster,1937. Commission records consist of transcripts of hearings and report.

British Columbia. Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

Finnie Baker interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Finnie Baker, who came to Quatsino Sound from Seattle in 1916, recalls people, places and events in Quatsino Sound area, as well as local mining, logging and whaling. In later years, he lived in Port Alberni and Campbell River. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Herbert Joyce interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Joyce recalls his family's early settlement and farming life on Quadra Island. His father; Alfred Joyce; settled in 1888. Mr. Joyce describes local communities and interesting characters including Shoal Bay; Heriot Bay; Cortes Island; Lund; John "Daddy" Bryant; and Granite Bay. He recalls mining; logging; fishing on Quadra; conscription; schooling; and Mitlenatch Island. [TRACK 2:; blank.]

[Industry -- miscellaneous]

Television stock shots. Includes footage of: B.C. Forest Products (lumber mill construction & pulp mill construction); Utah Mines; B.C. Forest Products (aerial views); Ocean Cement, Bamberton ; MacDonald's Bakery, Victoria; McDonald's Hamburgers exteriors.

Jack Hills interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hills recounts his family's coming to and settling in Alberni in 1885. He describes the town site; making a living; the mills; clearing the land; transportation; roads; the stage in 1890; railway; early characters; schooling; the creamery; farming in the valley; settlements; Port Alberni; World War I; and lumber mills. TRACK 2: Mr. Hills continues with his discussion about Anderson; Mill, the stamp mill, located in Port Alberni; the naming of Alberni; mining; logging; the railway; the cable line; and social life in Alberni. He recalls Indian settlements in Alberni; their ceremonial dances; fishing; hunting techniques; dugout canoes; and their relationship with early settlers. He talks about Adam Horne; Malcolm Sproat; his father and mother; his childhood; his first work as a shepherd; cougars; and bears.

[Mining]

Television stock shots. Includes footage of: uranium core drilling, Midwest Lake; Jordan River Mines (closed); children panning gold; Utah Mines (huge trucks); mine disaster (sepia footage).

Mining in the Cowichan Valley : [talk by Jack Fleetwood]

RECORDED: Shawnigan Lake (B.C.), 1980-11-25 SUMMARY: A talk by miner, logger and historian Jack Fleetwood of Cowichan Station, recorded at a meeting of the Shawnigan Lake Historical Society, 25-Nov-1980. After introducing his talk with comments about the gold rushes in California and B.C. (Fraser River, Cariboo, and Leechtown), Mr. Fleetwood talks about the 1865 finds at Koksilah, the Silver Mine at Stirling, and Glenapel; Robertson and Sons; iron ore at Maple Bay; the lost "silver" mine at Irvine; copper finds in 1892 at Colvins Mountain, and in 1898 at Bluebell, Mount Sicker, Tyee, and Lenora [?]; smelter at Osborne Bay; the Malahat Mining Company at Mt. Wood; Smith's Mountain, 1902-1907; King Solomon Mining Company and sawmill, 1913; the mystery tunnel of Leechtown; conclusion.

Sooke District Mining Board minute book

  • GR-0204
  • Series
  • 1865

The series consists of a minute book for the Sooke district created in 1865 by the Vancouver Island Gold Commissioner.

Vancouver Island. Gold Commissioner. Mining Board of the Sooke District

[Strathcona Park mining]

News item. Interview with Minister of Mines Tom Waterland. Queen City Mines wants to mine in Strathcona Park, but Minister says the company will have to comply with strict provincial government rules relating to environmental preservation. He says for this reason it's highly unlikely that mining will ever begin.

Surveying diaries and notes

The series consists of Henry Fry's diaries of surveys in 1885, 1887 and 1889; field notes of surveys carried out mainly on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Cariboo; and field notes of surveys on various mineral claims and fractional mineral claims carried out on Vancouver Island 1885-1911. The series also contains some field notes of surveys carried out by W. Ralph 1886, M. Boyd 1904-1905, J.B. Green 1908, and R.C. Mainguy 1910, 1919 and 1923.

[Westmin Mine strike]

News footage. Footage of the Westmin Mine (near Campbell River) and striking workers. In interviews, some strikers discuss the issues under dispute.