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Matching Articles"Mining" (Total 20)
The Baie Verte Asbestos Mines
Asbestos mining in Newfoundland dates back to the 1890s, when two small-scale mines were established on the west coast
Iron Ore Mines of Bell Island
Reports of iron ore on Bell Island go back to at least 1578, when a merchant from Bristol, England, reported finding iron deposits there.
Work and Life in the Bell Island Mines
Work in the mines of Bell Island was difficult and often dangerous.
The Buchans Miners' Strike of 1941
In 1941 the BWPU presented the BMC with a list of 41 grievances on a variety of issues...
Buchans: The Making of a Company Town
The history of Buchans and of the mining industry is similar in many ways to that of other Newfoundland mining towns.
Child Labour in Bell Island Mines
Excerpts from the 1998 Heritage Fair project of Margaret Hawco (then a grade 5 student) dealing with child labour in the Bell Island Mines. Includes a brief overview and an interview with Mr. Charles Bown.
19th Century Trade
Throughout the nineteenth century, Newfoundland and Labrador's economy centred on its ability to export goods to foreign buyers.
Industrial Disease and the St. Lawrence Mines
Major economic transformations, such as that which took place in St. Lawrence, always carry with them certain costs.
Land-Based Industries of the Early 1900s
Government officials promoted various land-based industries during the first half of the 20th century.
Mining in Newfoundland and Labrador
Mining has played an important if sporadic role in the economic, social, and cultural history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The St. Lawrence Fluorspar Mines: A Brief History
An account of the Fluorspar mines in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland from creation to closure.
Transportation and Land-Based Industries
Advances in transportation during the late 1800s and the early 1900s affected the development of the forestry and mining industries in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Voisey's Bay Project and the Environment
The Voisey's Bay project has the potential to do considerable damage to the environment if not properly managed by industry and by the government.
The Voisey's Bay Mine
The Voisey's Bay nickel-copper-cobalt mine is located in northern Labrador, about 35 kilometres southwest of Nain.
Women and Land-Based Industries
The growth of land-based industries helped alter the traditional role of some women in Newfoundland and Labrador society.
Precontact and Historic Mining
The first inhabitants of Newfoundland and Labrador - the Maritime Archaic Indians - quarried local stone as early as 7500 years ago.
Manuels Pyrophyllite Mine
The Avalon Peninsula has a long history of mining activity. This includes a small mine near Manuels, Conception Bay, known as The Talc Mine.
The mineral industry of Newfoundland and Labrador is critical to the economic health of the province.
Precontact Soapstone Mining
Soapstone has been and continues to be an important cultural element in many native societies.
Company Towns: A look at Buchans and Grand Falls-Windsor
The examination of two company towns, Buchans and Grand Falls-Windsor. Company towns are towns which were based exlusively upon one industry.
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