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The concentrator building & overhead tramway in Ymir and the Yankee Girl Gold Mine. (Digital frame grab from BC Archives V1999:02/003.02 item #2)

Identifier:

  • AAAA5257 (Source: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/british-columbia-sketches-reel-8)

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Lester G. Morrell

Production credits:

Languages:

English

Length:

396 ft (10 minutes, 59 seconds)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour/B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films.

Description:

"The town of Ymir and the nearby Yankee Girl gold mine. [COLOUR:] Mining concentrator building (with aerial tramway) beside the Salmo River. Mine site, high on mountainside; buildings; small electric train of ore cars; dumping tailings on hillside; dumping ore into aerial tramway; tramway buckets descending very steep hillside to concentrator, and emptying into hopper there. B&W: interior shots (some dark): ore on conveyor belt; refining processes [cyanidation and flotation]; etc. COLOUR: bridge across river for ore cars. B&W: interior of assay office; staff with instruments, performing tests, etc. COLOUR: May Day celebrations: baseball game; rock-drilling contest; presentation of prizes; May Queen pageant and crowning; children maypole dancing." (BC Archives)

The extant reel concludes with footage from elsewhere in the Kootenay Lake Region (Kootenay Lake, Nelson and Kettle Falls), which seems unrelated to the Ymir and... title. This item was part of an apparent series assembled by Morrell under the overall title British Columbia Sketches. Since the series title precedes the item title as shown above, this film was described by the BC Archives as British Columbia Sketches : [reel 8].

Locations:

  • Ymir, BC (Filming)

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Repository:

BC Archives, Royal BC Museum

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