To meet a war emergency, a survey was made of possible iron ore deposits in Eastern Canada that could be utilized to supply iron ore to the steel mills at Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to be used for turning out steel for ships' plates, rails, billets for guns, tanks, shells, bombs and other weapons of war. A condition was that it should be easily accessible to a railway line. Such a deposit was found adjacent to the lines of the Canadian National Railways and photograph shows drillers at work on the face of an entire hill or ore. These drilling machines drill holes in the face of the hill after which a charge of dynamite is inserted. The charge is exploded and a steam shovel then gathers up the ore which has been blasted from the face of the hill for crushing to proper size and loading into railway cars and then transported to the steel mills at Sydney.


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To meet a war emergency, a survey was made of possible iron ore deposits in Eastern Canada that could be utilized to supply iron ore to the steel mills at Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to be used for turning out steel for ships' plates, rails, billets for guns, tanks, shells, bombs and other weapons of war. A condition was that it should be easily accessible to a railway line. Such a deposit was found adjacent to the lines of the Canadian National Railways and photograph shows drillers at work on the face of an entire hill or ore. These drilling machines drill holes in the face of the hill after which a charge of dynamite is inserted. The charge is exploded and a steam shovel then gathers up the ore which has been blasted from the face of the hill for crushing to proper size and loading into railway cars and then transported to the steel mills at Sydney.
ID Number
X-16125
Extent
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[1943]
Scope and Content
N/A
Physical Description
1 Acetate 4" x 5"
Creator
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Location
Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Geolocation
N/A
Collection Name
CN Images of Canada Collection

General Notes
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Rights and Permissions
Public domain. CC0
Shelf Location
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