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Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992

Explosion at the ventilating shaft, Foord Pit, Albion Mines, Stellarton, NS

Photo of sketch by Thomas Doran, published in Canadian Illustrated News, 27 November 1880 p. 344. Image identifies the surface buildings (L-R): boiler house, hoisting engine-house, stone pumping engine-house, the pumping shaft and the headframe of the hoisting shaft (where smoke is seen).

Date: 1880

Credit: Museum of Industry

Reference: Stellarton Mining Museum  Museum of Industry  no. I91.32.579   /  negative MOI N-19541

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