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  • Noranda GECO - Manitouwadge
    Noranda GECO - Manitouwadge
    Image       Photo showing the finished Noranda GECO mine at Manitouwadge, Ontario.
    Image     Photo showing the finished Noranda GECO mine at Manitouwadge, Ontario.
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  • Willroy Under Construction (1957)
    Willroy Under Construction (1957)
    Image       B&W photo of Willroy mining site. Mill under construction in foreground. Head frame and water tower can be seen in background.
    Image     B&W photo of Willroy mining site. Mill under construction in foreground. Head frame and water tower can be seen in background.
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  • Hemlo Gold Mines Construction
    Hemlo Gold Mines Construction
    Image       Plant, headframe and main office at Hemlo gold mines - now Newmont Gold Mine.
    Image     Plant, headframe and main office at Hemlo gold mines - now Newmont Gold Mine.
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  • David Bell Mine, Hemlo
    David Bell Mine, Hemlo
    Image       The David Bell Mine located in Hemlo, Ontario.
    Image     The David Bell Mine located in Hemlo, Ontario.
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  • Hemlo Gold Mines
    Hemlo Gold Mines
    Image       Construction completed at Hemlo Gold Mines-now Newmont Mines
    Image     Construction completed at Hemlo Gold Mines-now Newmont Mines
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  • Hemlo Gold Mine
    Hemlo Gold Mine
    Image       Colour photo of the construction of the mill at Hemlo Gold Mine. Photo was taken from in front of the headframe.
    Image     Colour photo of the construction of the mill at Hemlo Gold Mine. Photo was taken from in front of the headframe.
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  • First use of B.Mc.Q. Shovel at GECO mine (1963)
    First use of B.Mc.Q. Shovel at GECO mine (1963)
    Image       Black and white copy of a colour photo showing the first use of B.Mc.Q. shovel at the GECO mine.
    Image     Black and white copy of a colour photo showing the first use of B.Mc.Q. shovel at the GECO mine.
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  • GECO Headframe
    GECO Headframe
    Image       B&W photo showing the GECO headframe on fire from a closer angle.
    Image     B&W photo showing the GECO headframe on fire from a closer angle.
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  • GECO Under Construction
    GECO Under Construction
    Image       The possible presence of copper deposits in the Manitouwadge area was first indicated in a report by James Thomson, a field geologist of the Ontario Department of Mines. In late June 1953, Roy Baker and William Davidowich, two part-time prospectors, staked claims that sparked a frenzied staking bee. Eventually more ...
    Image     The possible presence of copper deposits in the Manitouwadge area was first indicated in a report by James Thomson, a field geologist of the Ontario Department of Mines. In late ...
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  • GECO Headframe
    GECO Headframe
    Image       B&W photo of GECO headframe with the main office building in front of it. Building under construction to the left is machine shop.
    Image     B&W photo of GECO headframe with the main office building in front of it. Building under construction to the left is machine shop.
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  • Dryer at GECO mine
    Dryer at GECO mine
    Image       An underground photo showing an unidentified man cleaning and repairing the Dryer at GECO mine.
    Image     An underground photo showing an unidentified man cleaning and repairing the Dryer at GECO mine.
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  • GECO Mill
    GECO Mill
    Image       B&W photo of inside the GECO mill. The first two mills are running - the third in the back is not.
    Image     B&W photo of inside the GECO mill. The first two mills are running - the third in the back is not.
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  • GECO Mine Ross Feeder - 1250 feet Underground
    GECO Mine Ross Feeder - 1250 feet Underground
    Image       Ross Feeder in the underground crushing station on the 1250' underground level of the GECO mine.
    Image     Ross Feeder in the underground crushing station on the 1250' underground level of the GECO mine.
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  • Fire in Headframe (GECO)
    Fire in Headframe (GECO)
    Image       Black and white photo the fire in the permanent headframe at GECO Mine : fire could be seen for miles but damage was superficial.
    Image     Black and white photo the fire in the permanent headframe at GECO Mine : fire could be seen for miles but damage was superficial.
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  • GECO Mine Underground - Man Driving Ore Train
    GECO Mine Underground - Man Driving Ore Train
    Image       B&W photo of GECO underground. Unidentified man driving ore train filled with ore.
    Image     B&W photo of GECO underground. Unidentified man driving ore train filled with ore.
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  • Three Prospectors
    Three Prospectors
    Image       Roy Barker (2nd from left), Bill Dawd (centre), and Jack Forster (2nd from right), whose claim eventually became GECO. Far right, Minister of Mines - Spooner, far left W.S. Hargraft.
    Image     Roy Barker (2nd from left), Bill Dawd (centre), and Jack Forster (2nd from right), whose claim eventually became GECO. Far right, Minister of Mines - Spooner, far left W.S. Hargraft.
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  • Hoist room at GECO Mine
    Hoist room at GECO Mine
    Image       Colour photo showing Hoist room at GECO mine, in Manitouwadge, Ontario.
    Image     Colour photo showing Hoist room at GECO mine, in Manitouwadge, Ontario.
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  • Willecho Under Construction (Oct 1963)
    Willecho Under Construction (Oct 1963)
    Image       Photo of Willroy's headframe under construction. Only the metal frame and the hopper are in place at this time.
    Image     Photo of Willroy's headframe under construction. Only the metal frame and the hopper are in place at this time.
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  • Cavo Rubber Tired Mucker
    Cavo Rubber Tired Mucker
    Image       To avoid emitting unnecessary fumes, the mine's muckers and drills are powered by compressed air, which is piped in from a building just beyond the tunnel's portal. The mine locomotives are diesels equipped with exhaust scrubbers.
    Image     To avoid emitting unnecessary fumes, the mine's muckers and drills are powered by compressed air, which is piped in from a building just beyond the tunnel's portal. The mine locomotives ...
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  • GECO Underground, Rock Drill
    GECO Underground, Rock Drill
    Imagecomment       Mining of the orebody itself is called 'stoping'. There are a variety of stoping methods depending on the nature and extent of the orebody. All methods involve drilling a pattern of holes into the rock, charging (filling) the holes with explosive, blasting the rock, bogging (digging) it out and transporting ...
    Imagecomment     Mining of the orebody itself is called 'stoping'. There are a variety of stoping methods depending on the nature and extent of the orebody. All methods involve drilling a pattern ...
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