Fonds 07-007 - Deloro Mine collection. 2007 additions

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Deloro Mine collection. 2007 additions

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    • 1917-1959 (Creation)
      Deloro Mine

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    24 cm of textual records
    8 photographs

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    Mining in Deloro began in 1868 when gold was discovered. In 1873 Canadian Consolidated Gold Mining Company, a British-based company, began mining operations which eventually failed due to the poor recovery of gold. In 1896 Canadian Gold Fields Company bought the property and the first mill was built. The operations were successful in the beginning as new cyanide technology was used to extract the gold and roasting furnaces were built to remove the arsenic from the gold. The mill was closed in 1903 due to the poor grade of the gold.

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    Collection was created by the Deloro Smelting and Refining Company and found on site. It was in the custody of the Ministry of the Environment and transferred to Trent University Archives via Heather Hawthorne in [September 2007]:

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    Collection consists of employee records, plant and engineering operations, and photographs of Deloro village and the Deloro mining and smelting site.

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    The condition of the material is generally good. One miscellaneous group of records was infected with black mold and destroyed.

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    Collection acquired from the Ministry of the Environment in 2007.


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        This collection is an addition to 98-018.

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        Box 1


        1. Accident reports, 1944, 1954-1955
        2. Payroll slips, 1958
        3. Receipts, 1956, no date
        4. Labour reports, 1946-1948, 1956, 1959
        5. Time book, 1940-1941; attendance sheets, 1956, no date
        6. Employee medical insurance book, 1940-1947
        7. Deloro repair requests book, 1946
        8. Operations books (2), 1941, 1948-1949

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        1. List of men employed (black notebook), 1917, 1919; (loose sheet), no date
        2. Time sheets, 1951, 1955, 1956
        3. Employee "Permit for Absence" slips, 1956
        4. Engineering work orders, 1959
        5. Miscellaneous [poor condition]
        6. Photographs: 1) Deloro on-site fire brigade; 2) Deloro staff, 1917; 3) Deloro postcard, no date; 4) Deloro bunkhouses, no date; 5) Deloro site postcard, no date; 6) view of Deloro plant, no date; 7) view of Deloro plant (similar to #5); 8) Village of Deloro postcard, no date

        also 3 Department of Mines publications (loose in box)

        Materials added 2015


        1. Photographs (6) of the conditions and construction activity of the Deloro Mine site on November 2, 2015. Photographs were taken and donated by Professor Roy Bowles.

        Canadian Mines Handbook 1938 / F. O'Hearn & Co, Toronto, Ontario. This book includes a listing for "Deloro Smelting & Refining Company Limited." Donated by Heather Hawthorne.

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