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INSIDE A REAL COPPER MINE - Britannia Mine
 
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The Britannia Copper Mine is over 100 years old and has since been turned into the BC Museum of Mining. It is a huge and beautiful building with a really unique tour that takes you through the old mine shafts and shows you some of the original machinery. Want to feel like a gold miner? They have gold panning as well! The mine is on Highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler and is worth a visit. Britannia Mine Museum: https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca Subscribe if you want to be a part of future videos! Also, follow me on Instagram for live behind-the-scenes updates: @DownieLive If you visit Amazon.com through any of the links below, and then buy something, Amazon gives me a little kickback without costing you anything extra. So it's an easy way to support your favourite Content Creators. First of all, the underwear I swear by! http://amzn.to/2HIlvjh The Mavic Pro: http://amzn.to/2HFQVGS The Camera: Sony A6300: http://amzn.to/2IxrecZ Microphone: http://amzn.to/2GFKrbT The BEST Drone/Camera Backpack EVER! http://amzn.to/2G0slU5 Music: Quick Way Out by: Not The King As always, thanks for watching and I'll see you at the next one... -Mike
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Britannia Mining Museum, BC Canada
 
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Explore the old underground copper mine at Britannia Beach, near Vancouver BC Canada. Take a guided tour through the old tunnels, blasted out of solid rock and experience the working life of a hard rock miner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... Britannia Beach is a small unincorporated community in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District located approximately 55 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia on the Sea-to-Sky Highway on Howe Sound. It has a population of about 300. The community first developed between 1900 and 1904 as the residential area for the staff of the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company. The residential areas and the mining operation were physically interrelated, resulting in coincidental mining and community disasters through its history. Today, the town is host to the Britannia Mine Museum, formerly known as the British Columbia Museum of Mining, on the grounds of the old Britannia Mines. The mine's old concentrator facilities, used to separate copper ore from its containing rock, are a National Historic Site of Canada Copper mine (1900-1974) A copper discovery on Britannia Mountain by Dr. A. A. Forbes in 1888 led to the development of the Britannia Mine. In 1899, a mining engineer named George Robinson was able to convince financial backers that the property had great potential. For several years, companies were formed, merged and dissolved in efforts to raise capital. The Britannia Mining and Smelting Company, a branch of the Howe Sound Company, finally commenced mining in the early 1900s, and owned the site for the next sixty years. The first ore was shipped to the Crofton Smelter on Vancouver Island in 1904, and the mine achieved full production in 1905. A town had grown up around the mine and a Post Office opened on January 1, 1907 where it was named after the nearby mine. In 1912 John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie was authorized to upgrade the operation and increase production from the mine. Improvements in the mineral separation processes stimulated plans for a new mill (No. 2), which was completed in 1916 and was capable of producing 2000 tons of ore per day. The onset of World War I increased the demand for copper and the price rose sharply. On March 21, 1915 an avalanche destroyed the Jane Camp. Sixty men, women and children were killed and it was a terrible blow to the tiny community. Construction began immediately on a new, safer town at the 2,200-foot (670 m) level above the Britannia Beach site. This portion of the community became known as the "Town site" or "Mount Sheer". In March 1921 during a brief period when the mine was shut down, mill No. 2 burnt to the ground. On October 28, 1921 after a full day of torrential rain, a massive flood destroyed much of that portion of the community and mine operations that existed on the lower beach area. 50 of 110 homes were destroyed and thirty-seven men, women and children lost their lives. The flood was caused because the mining company had dammed up a portion of the Creek during the construction of a railway, and when this dam gave way the town below was flooded. Carleton Perkins Browning directed the reconstruction of this portion of the community and the new No. 3 mill, which stands today. Being an isolated, close knit community which could only be accessed by boat, life in both of Britannia's towns was never dull. Facilities included libraries, club rooms, billiard rooms, swimming pools, tennis courts and even bowling. A thriving social calendar saw sporting events, theatrical productions, dances, movies and parties held throughout the year. The mine boomed in the late 1920s and early 1930s, becoming the largest producer of copper in the British Commonwealth by 1929, under the management of the mine manager C.P. Browning. In the 1940s there were talks to build an artist village in Britannia's hills, but that plan did not proceed. During the Great Depression, miners unionized in 1946 and suffered through their first strike. Low copper prices saw the Britannia Mine Company reduced to seven employees, and in 1959 it went into liquidation. In 1963 the Anaconda Mining Company bought the property and production continued for the next eleven years. 300 employees managed to produce 60,000 tons of concentrate each year. Ferries services stopped around May 1965 after the highway and railway connections had been constructed. The connections made it easier to transport the copper, but high operating costs and taxes eventually forced the mine to close on November 1, 1974. The company did not attempt to clean up the mine and chemical wastes that it produced, since environmental protection laws had not yet been enacted and enforcement of the Fisheries Act was never applied On April 1, 1975 the BC Museum of Mining was opened to the public, and was designated as a National Historic Site in 1988. The following year, 1989, the Museum site was designated a British Columbia Historic Landmark.
BC Museum of Mining
 
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Come Explore the BC Museum of Mining!
 
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This spectacular video features a brief history of Britannia Beach, the Britannia Mines as well as the fun, educational and exciting things to do and see at the BC Museum of Mining.
Views: 1863 BCMuseumofMining
Underground railway tour at BC's Britannia Mine Museum
 
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A look at the start of the underground tour at this historic copper mine just north of Vancouver.
Views: 2241 Murray Lundberg
BC Museum of Mining on CTV
 
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The BC Museum of Mining as featured on CTV - see inside the 1923 Mill, ride the train and view the National Historic Site
Views: 2177 BCMuseumofMining
Museum of old mining equipment Atlin B.C Canada
 
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Created using http://studio.stupeflix.com/?yt=1
Views: 1668 Phillip Klippert
Final Show Season 3  2018 Tour my Mine  Museum!
 
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A look at my mining museum and all the additions in season 3.
Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia at the Canadian Museum of History
 
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Relive the tumultuous days of gold’s discovery in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon. Travel back to 1858 and meet some of the tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors who dreamed of astonishing finds — like the huge Turnagain Nugget. Find out how the gold rush attracted thousands of miners and entrepreneurs of various social and ethnic origins and forever transformed this once-remote region of the Pacific North West. More than 280 artifacts tell the fascinating story of gold’s timeless allure, including miner’s tools and personal belongings, a real stagecoach, an exquisite gold box carved by Bill Reid and iconic contemporary items such as gold records and Olympic medals. This exhibition is organized by the Royal BC Museum, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History. http://www.historymuseum.ca/goldrush/
Global BC segment on Britannia Mine Museum
 
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Watch Global's coverage of the history of the Britannia Mine to the present day Britannia Mine Museum.
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Men of the Deeps - BC Museum of Mining - Britannia Beach BC
 
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Men of the Deeps concert in the BC Museum of Mining in Britannia Beach.
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BC Mining Museum Underground Tour
 
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Walking in the old mine.
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Kootenay Star Mining  Museum & Cafe
 
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a tour of the secret kootenay star mining museum at teresas cafe in beautiful downtown kaslo
Views: 354 teresa may
A visit to Sterling Hills - Mining Museum - NJ
 
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A mining experience in Sterling Hill Mining Museum in New Jersey. Can see all kinds of rocks and Mining materials displayed in the museum. Rocks glows colourfull under ultra violet light. Provided few clips of the Museum Guide explaining detailed process of mining activities.
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Vancouver 360: BC Museum of Mining (HD)
 
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An insiders guide to Brittania Beach's BC Museum of Mining
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BC Museum of Mining - (604)896-2233
 
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BC Museum of Mining http://www.canpages.ca/page/3611544.html PO Box 188 , Britannia Beach, BC, V0N1J0 (604) 896-2233
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Hostelling International: BC Museum of Mining
 
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An insiders guide to the BC Museum of Mining
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BC Museum of Mining - Explore, Learn, Have Fun!
 
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View this short clip on the BC Museum of Mining to see what's to do on site, learn about the history of this mine and National Historic Site, see inside a mining tunnel and view the stunning location on the Howe Sound.
Views: 910 BCMuseumofMining
Tour Exhibition Coal Mine & Museum
 
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Tour Guide, George Oster, explains how various mining lamps and emergency equipment was used in the coal mines.
Views: 1640 Pocahontas24635
BC Museum of Mining
 
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Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg NJ
 
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Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ is open to the public for underground mine tours. See "glow-in-the-dark" fluorescent minerals and many exhibits. Visit the Rock or Fossil Discovery Center. Family fun and extraordinarily educational! Call 973-209-MINE ... Dig in and have fun!
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BC Museum of Mining
 
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BC Museum of Mining
 
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BC Museum of Mining
 
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Men of the Deeps at the BC Museum of Mining
 
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The Men of the Deeps, North America's Only Coal Miners Choir, performs at the BC Museum of Mining. Men of the Deeps has been entertaining audiences since 1966.
Views: 9620 BCMuseumofMining
Explore Britannia Mine Museum - Explore Squamish!
 
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Your adventure to Squamish on the Sea-to-Sky is as close as playing in your backyard… Global BC's Mark Madryga takes a ride on the train at Britannia Mine Museum and in the Sea to Sky Gondola. Come join us this summer for Adventures along the Sea to Sky! Thanks to Global BC TV for their work on this campaign.
Views: 427 BritanniaMineMuseum
Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum - A Dorset LEADER case study
 
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Ball clay mining heritage rescued in Purbeck and a new museum opened, supported by the Chalk & Cheese Local Action Group, LEADER in Dorset 2007-2013. The project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - Europe investing in rural areas.
Views: 649 Dorset LEADER
Fluorescent Minerals at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
 
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A tour of fluorescent rocks and minerals found at the Sterling Hill and Franklin Mines in Ogdensburg, NJ by geologist Earl Verbeek. Uploaded by PRISM - http://prism.montclair.edu
Views: 22634 Prism Rainforest
Britannia Mine Museum, British Columbia
 
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We visited the Britannia Mine Museum in British Columbia, Canada. It was included in our big movie roadtrip of 2016 along with some beautiful sights in Vancouver and Whistler. And of course, dozens of filming locations from fantastic TV shows like Supernatural, Arrow, The 100, The X-Files and many, many more.
Views: 210 Fangirl Quest
BC Mining Museum Underground Tour - Drills
 
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Area where they show they various types of drills used in the mine.
Views: 154 Darthshoppingmaul
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 170 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BC museum of mining
 
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Britannia Mine Museum. Panning for Gold
 
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Britannia Mine Museum is located in Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada, close to Vancouver. Mine was operational for 70 years till early 1970s, they were mining mostly for copper. Rocks were processed to the concentrate in Mill 3, where rocks were crushed, and froth flotation was used to produce concentrate.
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The New Britannia Mine Museum on CBC News
 
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September 19, 2010 - Feature on the new museum, the history of Britannia, and the EPCOR remediation. Filmed on the grand opening weekend of the Britannia Mine Museum.
Views: 1007 BritanniaMineMuseum
Britannia Mine Museum Squamish BC Canada | LGBT Loving Life Fam Fun
 
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Views: 284 Loving Life Fam Fun
A look at my  MINING MUSEUM !
 
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Old mining lights, motors, steam turbine, ore carts a mucker, locomotive and more mining artifacts from the past.
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 27 K2 PRODUCTIONS
Driving Past BC Mining Museum (Mine from Paper Clip - X File
 
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Thought I'd capture something nerdy from our trip to Canada. Didn't get the chance to go and explore, maybe next time.
Views: 697 Sandra Niemeyer
CO Mining Museum 2013
 
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Visit to Colorado Mining Museum in August of 2013
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BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 52 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 96 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 50 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 21 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 34 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM, NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, B.C, CANADA. SEP 2015
 
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National historic site: The museum is the site of Mill 3, also called the Concentrator. This 20 storey building, a gravity fed concentrator for ore processing, was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1987 (with a ceremony in 1988). The Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. The gravity-fed concentrator was highly innovative, as, for example, in the use of bulk froth flotation. History: The Britannia Beach Historical Society was established in 1971 as part of BC’s centennial plans.[3] Its goal was to preserve the history of mining activities in British Columbia. The museum opened in 1975 as the BC Museum of Mining. Mill 3 underwent a $5 million exterior rehabilitation between 2005 to 2007 to replace siding, roof and windows. After an additional $14.7 million redevelopment project, the museum was renamed the Britannia Mine Museum in October 2010. There are displays concerning the importance of minerals in our daily lives, and on the history of the Britannia Mine, including its environmental remediation. The funding for this, the Britannia Project, came from government, industry donors and individuals. Buildings and site: The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, driven in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore. Historic mining and lighting equipment is demonstrated to the visitor. The historic nature of the site has resulted in many feature films and TV productions being filmed there, most notably Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The X-Files.
Views: 9 K2 PRODUCTIONS
BC Mining Museum Train Going Into The Mine
 
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Ride this old mining train down into the mine for a tour of the mine.
Views: 132 Darthshoppingmaul