No! This is not a modern version of the Delphian oracle with vaporous fumes from the underworld issuing through a cleft in the rock. It is dust being blown out a hole which has been drilled in the face of a hill of iron ore in Eastern Canada preparatory to blasting. The driller attaches a compressed air hose to a length of pipe which is inserted into the hole and blows out the dust accumulate from the drilling. This is an emergency war activity brought about the need of securing a steady supply of iron ore for the steel mills at Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to be used in the making of plates for ships, rails, billets for guns, tanks, shells, bombs and other munitions of war. It was a requisite that the ore be easily accessible to a railway line and such a deposit was found adjacent to the lines of the Canadian National Railways.


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No! This is not a modern version of the Delphian oracle with vaporous fumes from the underworld issuing through a cleft in the rock. It is dust being blown out a hole which has been drilled in the face of a hill of iron ore in Eastern Canada preparatory to blasting. The driller attaches a compressed air hose to a length of pipe which is inserted into the hole and blows out the dust accumulate from the drilling. This is an emergency war activity brought about the need of securing a steady supply of iron ore for the steel mills at Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to be used in the making of plates for ships, rails, billets for guns, tanks, shells, bombs and other munitions of war. It was a requisite that the ore be easily accessible to a railway line and such a deposit was found adjacent to the lines of the Canadian National Railways.
ID Number
X-16126
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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