Fonds RBSC-ARC-1610 - Western Miner fonds

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Western Miner fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1610

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  • 1900-1986 (Creation)
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    Western Miner

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10500 photographs

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The Western Miner was first published in the late 1920s as the British Columbia Miner. The publication, which, in the words of its first editor, was intended to be a "high-class journal" devoted to the mining industry in Western Canada, was directed primarily at those whose mining interests lay west of Manitoba, particularly within British Columbia, although copies could be found in most Canadian mining camps. It reported on discoveries, the mine labour situation, progress of the industry, and other issues relating to the mining industry. In January 1931, it became The Miner and in 1944 was renamed the Western Miner.

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The fonds consists of photographs of mines, mining activities, and mining personnel created and collected for use in the Western Miner and its predecessor publications, The Miner and the British Columbia Miner. Images include aerial views as well as ground level shots of mine sites, buildings, townsites, mining, milling, smelting and other mineral processing operations. The photographs include exteriors and interiors of mines and buildings, crews at work, and a collection of portraits of company executives, staff and Canadian politicians. Mining equipment is featured including excavators, diamond drills, continuous miners, loaders, shuttle cars, muckers, ore conveyors, and drilling rigs.

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Photograph Identifier BC-1929

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