Historical Photography

PDAC Convention is celebrating its 90 the Anniversary. The following images have been shared courtesy of the Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation. They are a reflection of the industry at a specific place and time. While they highlight where the industry has come from, PDAC also acknowledges that there is a contrast between these archival photos, the industry today and our collective vision for the future.


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GH_001_0319QCUngavaBayArea1952FenimoreIronMinesPresidentJoeRetty
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GH_001_0315Photographofamantakingnotesoutdoors1952UngavaBayQC
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GH_001_0567OntarioRedLakeCochenourMine
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GH_001_0802DeptMinesOttawa
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GH_001_0316Photographoftwomenlookingatrocks1952UngavaBayQC
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GH_001_0755PhotographofworkersbytrucksOttawa
GH_001_0753LeonardEricksonOttawa
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GH_001_0311Photographofamanstudyingrocks
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GH_001_0331QCUngavaBayArea1952AprospectorstopsatcookhouseatMartinlakecampofFenimoreironmines
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GH_001_0760PhotographofworkeratsiteOttawa
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GH_001_0317Photographoftwomendiggingintheforest1952UngavaBayQC
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GH_001_0757PhotographofheavymachineryatsiteOttawa
GH_001_0540OntarioSudburyareaNorandaMinesAgnewLakeMine
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GH_002_0129QuebecValdΓÇÖOrLamagueLamaqueMineoneoftheearlygoldproducersofthearea
GH_002_0051QuebecMatagamiMattagamiMatagamiMinesheadframeandmillcomplex
GH_002_0050QuebecMatagamismallandtidyminingcommunity
GH_002_0136QuebecMurdockvilleMurdochvillemillandsmelterofGaspeCopperMinesLtd
GH_002_0257OntarioSudburyareatypicalrodandballmillsatasmallmine
GH_005_0042BritishColumbiaMerrittdrilljumboundergroundatCraigmontMines
GH_004_0829PhotographofmineroperatingundergroundjumbodrillinmineBC
GH_002_0052QuebecGaspePeninsulaGaspeCopperMinesMurdockville
GH_002_0203OntarioTimminsareaTexasgulfΓÇÖsKiddCreekopenpitmine
GH_004_0030QuebecValdOrgoldbricksbeingweighedonanantiquatedbalanceatanareagoldmine
GH_002_0125QuebecValdΓÇÖOrSigmaMineswithreclaimedtailingsareainforeground
GH_002_0128QuebecValdΓÇÖOrKieneKienaGoldMine
GH_004_0051QuebecVal-dOrarea-engineeringofficeatMalarticHydradeMinenearMalartic
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GH_002_0198OntarioTimminsminersatagoldminedrillboulderforblastin
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GH_002_0048QuebecRouynNoradaNorandaMinesHorneSmelteratNoranda
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GH_007_0002OntarioHamilon-Delegatestocommonwealthminingcongressvisitalocalsteelplant
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GH_002_0252OntarioAtikokanHISTORICALSouthRobertsMineatSteepRockIronMines
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GH_002_0254OntarioAtikokanHISTORICALfrontendloadermovesorefromstockpiletopelletplantatSteepRockIronMines
GH_002_0139QuebecMurdockvilleMurdochvilleelectricshovelinopenpitmineatGaspeCopperMinesLtd
GH_005_0270BCBethlehemCopper1971
GH_007_0182MinesBranchOttawaDepartmentofMinesandTechnicalSurveys-researchchemistpreparedhighvacuumapparatusfordisti
GH_002_0221OntarioTimminspouringgoldatanareagoldmine
GH_002_0391OntarioSudburyareaconvertoraisleatFalconbridgeNickelMinessmelter
GH_004_0029QuebecVal-dOr-goldbricksbeingweighedinthevaultatoneofthhetheareagoldmines
GH_005_0238BCPrincetonSimilkameen1973
GH_005_0250NSNorthumberlandCountyHeathSteeleMinesLtd1959
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GH_005_0269NBBrunswickMiningSmelting1966
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GH_002_0140QuebecMurdockvilleMurdochvilleconvertoraisleatGaspeCopperMinesLtd
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GH_006_0442MinerenjoysundergroundsmokeNorthernOntario
GH_006_0205OntarioElliottLake-MineOfficeSecretariesonASundayAfternoon
GH_006_0297Photographofgeologistsurveryingunderground1956
GH_007_0614BCWesfrobMineTasuQueenCharlotteIslandsHaidaGwaii1967
GH_006_0298Photographofminerobservingrockunderground1956
GH_005_0061Teemingheatofsteelatabaysidesmelter
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GH_007_0001QCQuebecCityGuideatPlainsofAbrahamwithDelegatestoCommonwealthMiningCongress
GH_007_0618BCWesfrobMineTasuQueenCharlotteIslandsHaidaGwaiiMay1967
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GH_007_0219CessiarAsbestosCorpCassiarBC1958
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GH_006_0191OntarioElliotLake1956
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GH_007_0217CessiarAsbestosCorpCassiarBC1958
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GH_007_0183MinesBranchOttawa-AnengineerguideselectricalinnerreactionchamberintopressurevesselofHydrogenationpilotplant
GH_007_0599BCWesfrobMineTasuQueenCharlotteIslandsHaidaGwaii1967
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GH_007_0612BCWesfrobMineTasuQueenCharlotteIslandsHaidaGwaii1967
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GH_007_0215CessiarAsbestosCorpCassiarBC1958
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GH_007_0468OpemiskaCopperMinesQC
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GH_008_0499ImageofloggersinaboatmovinglogsofGranducminehousingBC
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GH_013_0277BCMichelCrowsnestPassCoalCoLouisHueikAssistantPitBoss1951
GH_012_0110OntarioGeologicalSurveyCamp1962
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GH_016_0288NovaScotiaNewGlasgowrotarycoalcuttingmachineatanundergroundfaceatWestrayCoalMine1991
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GH_016_0281NovaScotiaNewGlasgowWestrayCoalMinefromtheair1991
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GH_016_0209NovaScotiaNewGlasgowScooptramindriftatanewcoalmine
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SouthPorcupinecirca1910DomeMineOntarioPhotographerTWFoster
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GH_085_0201AerialofFlinFlonManitobaindustrialareaandmine1961
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Haileyburycirca1909MiningOfficePhotographerTWFoster
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