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The Granduc Mine Disaster: Stewart, British Columbia, 1965

The Granduc Mine Avalanche - from "Avalanche Accidents in Canada: A Selection of Case Histories of Accidents, 1955 to 1976" by C. J. Stethem and P. A. Schaerer, National Research Council Canada, February 1979 Leduc Camp, Granduc Copper Mine, 1968. G. P. V. and Helen B. Akrigg - 1001 British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver, BC: Discovery, 1973)

GRANDUC MINE

The story of Granduc, from its discovery, through its exploration and development, to its fruition as a productive copper mining community makes a fascinating chapter in the history of North American mining. Granduc was made possible by the combination of financial and technical resources of two of the world's great mining organizations ...

GRANDUC MINE

The Granduc copper mine was located at the headwaters of the Leduc River in the Skeena Mining Division of British Columbia, 25 miles north-northwest of Stewart, B. C., a town at the head of Portland Canal, a fjord-like body of water separating the southernmost part of the Alaska Panhandle from the Province of British Columbia.

GRANDUC MINE

The Granduc mine was leased to Granduc Operating Company which was owned jointly by Newmont Mining Corporation and American Smelting and Refining Company. The two major companies participate equally in the joint venture and Granduc Operating Company was the operator . Under the terms of the lease, Granduc Mines, Limited, was to receive a ...

Castle Resources | Granduc Mine

Castle Resources | Granduc Mine. North America's next copper producer - low risk, high grade, long life past producer restart in an excellent mining jurisdiction with significant exploration potential. Low risk past producer restart: Long track record of production. 420 MM lbs Cu from 1971-1984. Clean concentrate 29% Cu, Au/Ag credits.

GRANDUC MINE

In September, 1964, tunnel driving began. The tunnel, through which ore travels from the mine at Leduc to the mill at Tide Lake, passed under three glaciers and three mountain ranges up to 7,000 feet high. Because this tunnel would be the life line of Granduc, it had to be designed for fast, large-scale, safe transportation of people, ore and ...

Salmon Glacier/Granduc mine road - YouTube

The Salmon Glacier is a glacier located ~25 km (16 mi) north of Stewart, British Columbia, and Hyder, Alaska, just on the Canadian side of the border. The gl...

The salvage, reclamation and abandonment of the Granduc Mine

The Granduc Mine ceased production in April 1984. Salvage, reclamation and abandonment activities commenced immediately in preparation for a permanent closure of the mine property. In spite of the work volume and the extremely tight schedule, the abandonment program was completed by the end of October 1984. Lay off of some 377 mine employees was well executed as a result of hard work and ...

Granduc Mine - Wikipedia

GRANDUC MINE - Stewart, BC

Abandoned Granduc Mine Road tunnel - near Stewart, BC ...

This tunnel was used to access the huge Granduc copper mine in the 1970s because the area was prone to extremely heavy drifting snows (like 30-50 feet heavy)...

GRANDUC MINE

The principal Granduc copper ore-bodies are contained within 64 Crown-granted and 180 recorded mineral claims covering an area of more than 19 square miles. Records indicate that the first claims staked in the area of the Leduc River were recorded in 1931 by Wendell Dawson and W. Fromholz of Ketchikan, Alaska, following a prospecting trip up ...

Granduc Mine, Stewart, Skeena Mining Division, British ...

Granduc Mine, Stewart, Skeena Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada : Deposit: G04 : Besshi massive sulphide Cu-Zn, G01 : Algoma-type iron-formation Tectonic Belt ...

GRANDUC MINE

Granduc was an isolated mine, and that fact alone dictated the need for complete power-plant facilities on site. It can be said without reservation that this was one of the most up-to-date and efficient power-generating facilities. Capacity of the plant is 30 MW.

[email protected]: The Granduc Mine Avalanche - YouTube

On February 18, 1965, an avalanche wiped out the Granduc Mine camp, killing 26 men and injuring 17 others . Learn the story of the disaster, and the heroic ...

Granduc Mine - Wikipedia

Granduc Mine. Overlooking the Salmon Glacier, the Granduc Mine is a large copper mine which is situated on a rock ridge between a glacier and a cliff, some 22 miles (35 km) north of Stewart, BC at the north end of Summit Lake. It was an active mine from 1964 …

The Granduc Mine Avalanche, 1965 - ExploreNorth

The Granduc Mine is 30 km northwest of Stewart, B.C., near the Alaska border; the Leduc Camp of the mine was located on a moraine at the junction of the North and South Forks of the Leduc Glacier and was accessible only over glacier covered terrain. At 0957 h on 18 February an avalanche destroyed the southern portion of the camp and the ...