Prospecting

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  • Here are entered works relating to travel for the purposes of mineral or oil exploration.

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  • PAASH 2020 edition

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    Prospecting

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      Prospecting

      • UF Mineral exploration
      • UF Oil exploration
      • UF Petroleum exploration

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      Prospecting

      52 Archival description results for Prospecting

      52 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
      N-2022-003 · Accession · 1821, 1834, [ca. 1895]-2017

      This accession consists of W.D. Addison's collection of material related to the Nahanni area, including his own photographs, trip journals, and maps, the annotated bibliography and literature review he compiled, oral-history interviews he conducted, transcripts and catalogues he compiled and edited, photographs, documents, and maps he gathered from various sources, and correspondence he conducted with Nahanni old-timers and others.

      Addison, W.D.
      Ernest Milton Johnston fonds
      427 · Fonds · 1920-1968

      This fonds consists of records collected or created by Ernest Milton “Milt” Johnston during his prospecting career. The records are a mix of personal and professional, including personal correspondence with his wife Dorothy, as well as records relating to his prospecting work with CM&S, and his professsional memberships.

      Johnston, Ernest Milton
      N-1999-006 · Accession · 1930

      Records consist of a report on prospecting and mining operations in the Great Slave Lake area, which includes a number of adhered photographs. Also included are two shorter reports on prospecting and mining in the Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake regions, related correspondence, and seven plans noting mineral claims around the Great Slave Lake area.

      297 · Fonds · [193-], 1933-1937, 1985, 1993

      This fonds contains records documenting prospecting and mining activities around Yellowknife, primarily in the 1930s. There are images of camps, floatplanes, boats, scenery, C. John Baker and Herb Dixon. The videocassette (VHS) contains 8 mm film footage that was taken by John Baker between 1935-1936. There are scenes of traveling, camping and prospecting in the Yellowknife area and mining activities at the Rich claim (Giant Mine).

      The textual material consists of an 82-page transcript of an interview with John Baker that was conducted by Walter Humphries in 1994. There are also copies of Baker's correspondence and work-related papers concerning prospecting activities in the Yellowknife area and the Rich claim (Giant Mine), as well as extracts from newspapers dated 1934-1947, a report by A.W. Jolliffe on the Yellowknife River area, an article about John Baker from the CIM Reporter, resident hunting and trapping licenses and a summary report on the Rich Group of Claims. In addition, there are 4 bound journals dated from 1935-1936 containing correspondence and observations about development and drilling, ordering mining supplies and equipment, payroll and expense information at the Giant Mine. Two of the journals contain notes and correspondence written by C. John Baker and the other two journals consist of correspondence and notes written by Lockie Burwash.

      Baker, Cyril John
      Baker, Cyril John
      N-1992-149 · Accession · 1935-1936, copied 1982
      Part of Cyril John Baker (Yellowknife Johnny) fonds

      This accession contains: two photocopies of statements signed by miners that appointed C. J. Baker as "Emergency Recorder" of mining claims, originals dated August 5, 1935 and September 19, 1936; one photocopy of the certificate naming Cyril John Baker as a Commissioner for taking affidavits in and for the Northwest Territories, original dated December 22, 1936; and one copy negative of a photograph taken in 1935 of Baker at the location of the "Giant" group of claims.

      Baker, Cyril John
      Parks Canada fonds
      255 · Fonds · 1972-1982

      This fonds consists of photographs documenting commemorative plaques at Port Radium and Fort McPherson, a visitors book from the Parks Canada cabin at Virginia Falls (Nahanni National Park), and photographs documenting the monument to Sir John and Sir James Ross at Taloyoak, Nunavut.

      The fonds additionally includes materials relating to a Historical Resources Inventory of the Nahanni region. Parks Canada commissioned W. D. Addison and Associates in a series of four contracts to document Nahanni history. During the summers of 1974 to 1977, oral history interviews were conducted with 43 people associated with the Nahanni Park region. Several of the interviews were published in an internal Parks Canada document, "Manuscript Report Series No. 196: Nahanni National Park Historical Resources Inventory."

      Parks Canada. Prairie Region
      Erik Watt
      N-2000-008 · Accession · 1929-1933
      Part of Erik Watt fonds

      The negatives were made from photographic prints taken by the donor's father Frederick B. "Ted" Watt. The images date from 1929-1933 and include first air mail flight to Aklavik, images of floatplanes and pilots, prospecting and staking activities and the establishment of the Cameron Bay settlement and mine.

      G-2022-082 · Accession · 1899, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2007-2009, 2012 (predominant 2007-2009)
      Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment fonds

      This accession consists of records relating to the outreach activities conducted by the Northwest Territories Geosciences Office, including prospector training in Yellowknife and community mapping programs in Deline and Fort McPherson. Prospector training materials include a sign-up sheet, registration forms, quizzes, course evaluations, certificates, correspondence, course outline and handout package, and Northwest Territories Prospectors Grubstake Program Application form and Guidelines. Community mapping program materials include correspondence, proposals, job postings, waiver, agreement, safety orientation documentation, reports, poster text and drafts, presentation slides, news articles, and reference material and maps.

      J.I. Glick early life
      429-S01 · Series · 1925-1947
      Part of Glick family fonds

      This series documents the first four decades of J.I. Glick's life, before he and Sadie Glick moved to Yellowknife. Records relate to his involvement in the mining and fur trade in Ontario, his trials and incarceration, correspondence, World War II service records, return to civilian life and preparation to move to Yellowknife.

      Glick, Jacob Isaac
      G-1979-513 · Accession · 1920-1923
      Part of Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

      The records are made up of three files of correspondence and two blue print maps of leased areas documenting applications and maintenance of surveying permits for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the south Great Slave Lake region including, Pine Point and Presquille Point areas.

      G-1979-048 · Accession · 1925-1927
      Part of Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

      The textual material comprises an incomplete copy of L.T. Burwash's report entitled, "The Eskimo, Their Country and Its Resources: Economic Survey of the East Coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay from Richmond Gulf to Rupert House, Including the Belcher and Other Adjacent Islands," Ottawa, Dept. of the Interior, 1927. (Typewritten.) The report contains a diary of the trip taken by Burwash, descriptions of Inuit life, food supplies, clothing, health, the influence of trading posts, housing conditions, and mineral and animal resources in the region. Much of the report focuses on the Inuit in the regions around Little Whale River and the Belcher Islands. Included in this report were photographs of communities along the eastern coast of Hudson Bay and James Bay and eight maps. The mounting of the photographs in this report suggests that this copy was a draft produced before its final publication.

      275 · Fonds · 1882-1937

      This fonds consists of 630 photographs, 68 maps and 5.5 cm of textual records produced or accumulated by the federal Department of the Interior, between 1882 and 1937. The photographs include 170 reproductions of federal government issues, originally from a collection of over 2,000 lantern slides reproduced from various federal departmental sources. The majority of the images were not related to the Northwest Territories and were forwarded to the National Archives of Canada in 1990. These colour images document the scenery, town sites and local people, including Dene and Inuit of the Northwest Territories and includes many images of the Harry Snyder Canadian Expedition (1937). An album entitled "Office of District Agent, N.W.T. & Y. Branch, Fort Smith" contains 368 black and white photographs, dating predominantly from the 1920's, depicting a variety of subjects such as missions, transportation along the Mackenzie River and treaty payment. Another 91 photographs are from an incomplete copy of L.T. Burwash's report entitled, "The Eskimo, Their Country and Its Resources: Economic Survey of the East Coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay from Richmond Gulf to Rupert House, Including the Belcher and Other Adjacent Islands", Ottawa, Department of the Interior, 1927. (Typewritten.) The report contains a diary of the trip taken by Burwash, descriptions of Inuit life, food supplies, clothing, health, the influence of trading posts, housing conditions, and mineral and animal resources in the region. Much of the report focuses on the Inuit in the regions around Little Whale River and the Belcher Islands. The photographs depict communities along eastern coasts of Hudson Bay and James Bay. The mounting of the photographs in this report suggests that this copy was a draft produced before its final publication. The photographs have been removed from the report and stored separately for preservation reasons. In addition, this report also contains 8 maps. The remaining 50 maps in this fonds date from 1882 to 1933; they were produced by the Department of the Interior. Map areas include: Great Bear Lake, Great Slave lake, Dismal Lakes, Coppermine River, Mackenzie River, Thelon River, Backs River (Back River), Camsell River, Slave River, Cameron Bay, Keewatin, and Ungava, navigational maps of Slave River, Great Slave Lake, the Mackenzie River, Artillery Lake, Lac Du Bois, Casba Lake, Campbell Lake, Sifton Lake, Thelon River, Hanbury River, Beverly Lake, Aberdeen Lake, Schultz Lake, and Baker Lake. Two items depict leased areas for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the south Great Slave Lake region. The remaining textual material dated 1921, includes one file of correspondence of O.S. Finnie, Acting Secretary for the Department of the Interior, and three files regard applications for surveying and exploration permits in the Great Slave Lake and Pine Point areas.

      Canada. Department of the Interior
      Sutherland, Ben

      The sound recording is of an interview conducted in 1986 by the NWT Archives with Ben Sutherland concerning his time in the Yellowknife area from 1935 to 1937. Topics covered in the interview include: C.J. Baker, demographic changes and transportation.

      Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives
      Sandy Stewart fonds
      66 · Fonds · [1932-1943]

      This fonds consists of 219 photographs of Yellowknife, the Yellowknife region, prospector outposts, some mining operations and road construction. There are also three photos taken in northern Ontario.

      Stewart, Sandy
      Robert Lees field book
      N-2008-008 · Accession · [194-]

      Records are comprised of one field book attributed to Robert Lees. The book includes a prospectors supply list including food list, some prospecting notations and a few poems.

      Lees, Robert
      Pilkington, George, 1914-
      N-1992-127 · Accession · 1944

      The photograph depicts the members of the Prospectors and Developers Association who attended at a meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, on February 29, 1944. Members identified in the picture are Jack Horan, Tom Haegerty, Tom Cassady, 'Spud' Arsenault, Neil Campbell, Vic Ingraham, John Michalson, Albert Gagnon, Mr. Molstad, Alex Mitchell, Tom Payne, Jim McAvoy, Mr. & Mrs. McMillan, J.D. Nicholson, and Dr. Lilge.

      N-2008-010 · Accession · [199-?]

      Records are comprised of a handwritten account of two prospecting trips taken in the 1940s by Lorne Bishop. It also includes a hand drawn map of the area from Great Slave Lake to Great Bear Lake.

      Bishop, Lorne
      N-1999-045 · Accession · 1999

      This accession consists of one VHS videocassette entitled Lord of the Nahanni - Memorial to Poole Field. Field Poole (1880-1948) was a former Royal Northwest Mounted Police officer who lived for many years in the Ross River and Nahanni River area and worked as a trader and prospector. The video was produced by the Albert Faille Wilderness League and was written and directed by Dr. Norman Kagan of Minnesota.

      Albert Faille Wilderness League
      G. E. Midgley Field Books
      N-1992-234 · Accession · 1947-1948

      This accession consists of three field books kept by G.E. Midgley. The books contain incomplete diary entries and hand drawn maps of his prospecting activities.

      Midgley, G. E.
      N-1999-044 · Accession · 1972

      Records include video recordings containing oral history interviews with prominent citizens of Fort Simpson including Albert Faille, Ted Trindell, George McPherson, Marguerite and Baptiste Squirrel, Red Thomason, and Joe Squirrel. In addition there is also footage of the breakup of the Mackenzie River. The footage was shot in 1972.