Bell Island Iron Ore Mine History Reports of iron ore on Bell Island go back to at least 1578, when a merchant from Bristol, England, reported finding iron deposits there. In 1628, members of Sir John Guys colony in Cupids sent iron samples from Bell Island to England for analysis.
Work and Life in the Bell Island Mines Newfoundland
Miners' UnionsSafety regulations were introduced slowly. In the very early days, miners often wore homemade sealskin boots; steeltoed safety boots did not become required equipment until the 1950s. Like most mining operations, Bell Island suffered a number of accidents resulting in injury or loss of life. For a few examples, in 1938 a methane gas explosion in Number Six mine killed two men and injured several others. On January 11, 1952, a man was killed by a twentyton ore car in Number Three mine, and
Bell Island Mining History Virtual Museum of Canada
1966, 79 million tons of iron ore had been extracted and sold worldwide over the industrys 71year history. The first mine on Bell Island was a surface mine, going underground and breaking out at the seas shoreline. But in 1902 the first of four submarine mines was built, extending out for miles under the sea floor. Mining continued at Number
The Iron Ore of Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland
Oct 17, 20110183;32;The mine closed in 1966 when it could not economically compete with other iron mines whose ore was easier to process. The population of the island quickly shrunk from ~12,000 to less than 4,000 (Bell Island Mining History). The residents that remain on the island are some of the friendliest people weve ever met.
Iron Ore Mines of Bell Island
Mining OperationsIt was not until the 1890s, however, that the Bell Island deposits drew serious attention from professional mining interests. By 1892, the deposits had come under control of the Butlers of Topsail, who brought in agents of the New Glasgow Coal, Iron and Railroad Company (later called the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company) to begin developing the site. Thomas Cantley, Secretary of Nova Scotia Steel and Coal, called the minesite \quot;Wabana\quot;, which is believed to be an Abenaki Indian word meaning
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Soon, Bell Island became the largest producer of iron ore in the British Commonwealth, the second largest community in Newfoundland, and one of the most prosperous places in the provinces history.
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Bell Island Iron Ore Mine Reports of iron ore on Bell Island go back to at least 1578, when a merchant from Bristol, England, reported finding iron deposits there. In 1628, members of Sir John Guys colony in Cupids sent iron samples from Bell Island to England for analysis.
Wabana Iron Ore Mines, Bell Island, NFLD, Canada Haunt
Aug 15, 20170183;32;Wabana Iron Ore Mines, Bell Island, NFLD, Canada I remember when Bell Island was a hub of activity. In the summer months, my family and I would take day trips over on the car ferry and spend the day there, topping off our trip with a tour of the ore mines.
Diving the Bell Island Iron Ore Mine in Newfoundland YouTube
Jul 11, 20190183;32;Diving the Bell Island Iron Ore Mine (Mine Shaft 2) in Newfoundland. Diving the Bell Island Iron Ore Mine (Mine Shaft 2) in Newfoundland. Skip navigation Sign in. Search.
Bell Island (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Most of Bell Island's ore was shipped from loading facilities to Sydney, Nova Scotia where it was smelted in a steel mill. The steel mill at Sydney and the iron mine at Bell Island were owned by the Dominion Steel and Coal Company (DOSCO), which at one point