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ON00120 002-2-4-1

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  • 1939 - 1940 (Creation)

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1 film reel (15 min., 45 sec.) : b&w, si., acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome) ; 16 mm

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One film of mining in Falconbridge, Ontario.

00:00 Turning a bullwheel and connecting the pin on the train cars in a mine.
00:18 Books in an office.
00:34 Grinder and a chain.
01:02 Miner marking for an engineer’s line.
01:20 Tools.
01:30 Air saw.
01:51 Mill hole.
02:09 Train in a mine.
02:59 Mill hole.
03:55 Air saw.
04:02 Chains to stop ore coming down a mill hole.
04:28 Steam shovel.
04:43 Mine shaft head frame.
05:15 Ore coming down a mill hole.
06:13 Rock house.
06:29 Picking belt.
06:42 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Concentration
07:25 Slurry.
07:41 Electric diamond motor turning the mix.
07:56 Stock Tanks. These tanks furnish storage for thickened concentrates and take care of short filter plant shutdowns.
08:29 Laboratory.
10:00 Miners.
10:13 Slurry.
11:27 Arrival of Coke by Rail.
12:11 50” x 240” Blast Furnace.
12:27 Steam shovel in quarry.
13:11 Pouring Converter SLAG to outside bed.
13:56 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Concentration.
14:01 Falconbridge Nickel Mines Limited – Smelting.
15:38 13’ x 24’ Pierce Smith Converter.
15:42 Tapping Settler Slag.
15:45 End.

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