Item #4839 [Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C. Unknown Photographer.
[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.
[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.
[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.
[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.
[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.

[Kootenay] Photos of Gold Bar Being Poured at Kootenay Belle Mine, the Queen Mill, Sheep Creek Store, House and Electrical Sub-Station Construction in Sheep Creek Mining Camp, B.C.

n.p. [c. 1930s]. Loose Photographs. Five circa 1930's, gelatin silver snapshot photos of Kootenay mining scenes, one being captioned on verso "Pouring the Kootenay Belle Gold Brick. 1937", another has "Queen Mill 1939" typewritten along top edge, w. "Sheep Creek" typewritten on verso, another is captioned on verso "Salmo-Ymir Meat Market Branch Store, Sheep Creek - Built 1936", another shows an ice skating rink with overhead lights, and has "Kootenay Belle, Winter." written on the verso, the last photo is not captioned, but shows a similar scene to an image found on the internet titled "1934 - Second Relief Substation, Kootenay Belle Mine" which must have been taken some time later than this photo, as the large timbers seen laying on the ground here, had since been placed upright and have their insulators attached. Three of the photos are sepia toned, one measuring 3.5 x 2.5 and two measuring 2.75 x 4.5 ; two photos are B&W and measure 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 inches. Photos with some minor creasing and curling, else all photos are at least very good. Very Good Plus. Item #4839

The Kootenay Belle Gold Mine is located in the mountains south east of Salmo, BC about 40k. from Nelson, BC. "The camp [Sheep Creek Mining Camp] has produced almost two-thirds of the lode gold credited to the Nelson Mining Division. Although it is currently non-productive, it ranks as the sixth camp in British Columbia in terms of total lode gold produced to the end of 1951." BC Gold Adventures dot com.

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