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Mining

This selection of approximately 120 images provides a sample of the collections related to Canadian mining between the years 1850 and 1950. It recalls various mining operations used to extract rocks and solid minerals of economic value at a time when industrialization was spreading to new regions.

Profile:

  • Klondike Gold Rush (Yukon);
  • Extracting silver, copper and nickel in Quebec and northeastern Ontario;
  • Coal mining in Lethbridge (Alberta) and asbestos in Thetford Mines (Quebec);
  • Mines, industrial plants, equipment, tools and employees.

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Separating the ore from the rock, Huntington Copper Mine, Bolton, QC, 1867 (N-0000.94.58)

Photograph
Separating the ore from the rock, Huntington Copper Mine, Bolton, QC, 1867
William Notman (1826-1891)
1867, 19th century
N-0000.94.58

Coal mine, Glace Bay, NS, about 1930 (MP-0000.25.602)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Coal mine, Glace Bay, NS, about 1930
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1930, 20th century
MP-0000.25.602