Canadian Mining Manual

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National Business Publications, 1896 - Mineral industries
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Page 58 - McKay, and in the following year it appears that the most of the miners above referred to were transferred from the northern end of the Island to that place. Work began in earnest at Nanaimo in 1852, and, before the close of 1853, 2,000 tons are reported to have been shipped, chiefly to San Francisco.
Page 35 - Illuminating oils composed wholly or in part of the products of petroleum, coal, shale or lignite, costing more than 30 cents per gallon (e) Lubricating oils composed wholly or in part of petroleum costing less than 25 cents per gallon 1896
Page 58 - Railway, coal of the same kind again occurs, near Banff and Canmore stations. The places last named lie just beyond the eastern border of British Columbia in the adjacent district of Alberta, but require mention in connection with the mineral resources of the province. The coals of British Columbia may, in fact, be said to represent, in regard to quality and composition, every stage from hard and smokeless fuels, such as anthracite, to lignites and brown coals like those of Saxony and Bohemia. Many...
Page 210 - The world's total production of metallic nickel from 1840 to 1860 was about 100 to 250 tons annually ; from 1860 to 1870, 600 to 700 tons annually ; 1870 to 1889, about 1,500 tons annually ; in 1890, 2,000 tons, and a fair estimate for 1894 is about 5,000 tons.
Page 113 - ... this point of view that it becomes important to note and record the localities in which rich alluvial deposits have been found, even when the working of these has been abandoned by the placer miner. Their existence points to that of neighbouring deposits in the rock itself, which may confidently be looked for, and which are likely to constitute a greater and more permanent source of wealth than that afforded by their derived gold. Reverting for a moment to the Cariboo district, where such notably...
Page 172 - ... and Idaho, as well as others from different parts of the world, turned their attention to Kootanie. The result has been that within about five years a very great number of metalliferous deposits, chiefly silver ores, have been discovered, and claims taken out upon them. Several growing mining centres and little towns have been established ; roads, trails, and bridges have been made, steamers have been placed on the Kootanie Lake and on the Upper Columbia River, and a short line of railway has...
Page 48 - The coal areas of Canada are estimated at 97,200 square miles, not including areas known, but as yet undeveloped, in the far north.
Page 58 - Deposits of good bituminous coal are known also in the inland region, and some of these in the vicinity of the line of railway are now being opened up, while others, still far from any practicable means of transport or convenient market, have been discovered, and lie in reserve. One of the most remarkable of these undeveloped fields is that of the Crow's Nest Pass, in the Rocky Mountains, where a large number of superposed beds of exceptional thickness and quality have been defined. Besides the bituminous...
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Page 111 - But without attempting to do more than name the districts here, it is of importance to note how general, throughout the whole extent of the great area of British Columbia, the occurrence of deposits of alluvial gold has been proved to be. The gold thus found in the gravels and river beds is merely that collected in those places by natural processes of waste, acting on the rocks, and the concentration of their heavy materials during the long course of time. The gold has been collected in these places...

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