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Stop-work order lifted after rockfall at Cape Breton's ,

Feb 04, 2020· Nova Scotia's Labour Department has lifted a stop-work order for part of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton after a rockfall on Feb 2 There was no mining activity underway at ,...

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History of Mining | Miners Museum – Glace Bay Nova Scotia ,

This coal field, which contains the only metallurgical coal east of Alberta, is part of a large carboniferous basin stretching from Cape Breton Island some 100 kilometers north-east Its leasehold is a small portion of the total coal field which extends only eight kilometers off-shore Currently there are no large coal mines in operation...

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SE Nova Scotia & Cape Breton Part 2 - Dan Hartford Photo

Aug 12, 2020· From 1858 to 1893, more than 30 coal mines were opened, producing 700,000 tons in the last year In 1873, there were eight coal companies still operating in Cape Breton The miners were paid from 80 cents to a $150 per day and boys were paid 65 cents At Glace Bay there were 12 min...

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The First Coal Workings in North America Historical Marker

Jul 21, 2019· Commercial coal mining began in Port Morien in 1720 after a mine had been opened to supply The Fortress at Louisbourg This was the first commercial coal mine in North America (A historical marker located in Port Morien in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia)...

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Coal Mining in Cape Breton & colliery systems - Rolly ,

"Next to farming and fishing, coal mining is the most important industry in Cape Breton The coal fields are even more extensive than those of Nova Scotia Twelve collieries are in operation Some of the mines yield the best coal yet found in America for domestic ,...

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Coal Mining In Cape Breton - 1913 Words | Internet Public ,

Coal mining in Cape Breton is an important piece of history, it gave many men, young and old, secure jobs Jobs that also meant endangering their lives every day as they went into the mines, possibilities of dust explosions threatened them daily along with unknown threats to their health, breathing in the dust from the mines would build up and cause serious long term lung diseas...

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Industrial Cape Breton - Wikipedia

Early mining The southeastern part of Cape Breton Island is home to the Sydney Coal Field, an extensive underground coal seam extending at an angle from the shore beneath the seafloor of the Cabot Strait This large deposit of high-sulphur coal was first extracted by French soldiers from Fortress of Louisbourg in 1720 at nearby Port Morien...

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SE Nova Scotia & Cape Breton Part 2 - Dan Hartford Photo

Aug 12, 2020· From 1858 to 1893, more than 30 coal mines were opened, producing 700,000 tons in the last year In 1873, there were eight coal companies still operating in Cape Breton The miners were paid from 80 cents to a $150 per day and boys were paid 65 cents At Glace Bay there were 12 min...

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Nova Scotia Archives - Men in the Mines

Early history of the coal trade, Part 2 Cape Breton's Magazine, 36 (June 1984), 56-63 Edited excerpt from Richard Brown, The coal fields and coal trade of the island of Cape Breton (London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1871), describing coal trade in 1784-5 Illus Note...

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Unexpected discovery excites Cape Breton mining community ,

Feb 05, 2021· Construction crews in Cape Breton recently unearthed coal mining cars dating back nearly 100 years With the rare find, many people in the area hope the ,...

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Nicknaming Patterns and Traditions among Cape Breton Coal ,

2 David Frank, "Tradition and Culture in the Cape Breton Mining Community in the Early Twentieth Century", in Donovan, ed, Cape Breton at 200, p 216 3 Helen Creighton, "Cape Breton Nicknames and Tales", in Horace P Beck, ed, Folklore in Action: Essays for Discussion in Honor of Mac Edward Leach (Philadelphia, 1962), pp 71-6; William Davey....

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Protest Songs

Protest Songs Listen to Volume 1 On Cape Breton Island, where coal mining and steel making were once an essential part of the region’s culture and economy, protest song and verse are found in abundance The Protest Song Project is an initiative of The Centre for Cape Breton Studies at Cape Breton University...

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Unexpected discovery excites Cape Breton mining community ,

Feb 05, 2021· Construction crews in Cape Breton recently unearthed coal mining cars dating back nearly 100 years With the rare find, many people in the area hope the ,...

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EARLY COAL MINING IN NOVA SCOTIA*

EARLY COAL-MINING IN NOVA SCOTIA 157 might be granted in Cape Breton, they made it clear that "all coals, and also all mines of gold, silver, and lead" were to be specified as the property of His Majesty Reservations of min­ erals in grants of land on the Peninsula before 1808 changed from time to time...

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Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation Mine Site Closure ,

• In 1894 the government gave exclusive mining rights to the Dominion Coal Company" • By 1903 the Dominion Coal Company was producing 32 million tonnes of coal per year" • In mid-1960s the private sector exited Cape Breton Coal mining The Cape Breton Development Corporation was established in 1967 to phase out coal" • The last Cape ....

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Donkin coal is newsworthy , again - Canadian Mining Journal

May 01, 2015· Chris Cline is a publicity-shy billionaire who acquired his fortune operating coal mines in Appalachia and Illinois He has, however, made headlines elsewhere recently in two very distant locales, and for two very different reasons; one in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, and of more interest to Canadians, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia...

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Second rockfall at Donkin coal mine this month halts ,

Feb 14, 2020· For the second time in two weeks, there's been a rockfall at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton The Feb 13 rockfall happened in the same area as the one on Feb 2...

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Cranberry Head Battery - FortWiki Historic US and ,

Jan 07, 2019· Part of the Harbor Defense of Sydney World War I (1914-1918) When Sydney was selected as a convoy assembly port in June 1917, its defenses increased in importance There was also agitation to have the defenses of Sydney harbour improved because of the importance and vulnerability of the steel plant and the coal min...

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Donkin Mine | Morien Resources

Morien owns a gross production royalty on coal sales from the Donkin Mine The royalty consists of 20% of the revenue from the first 500,000 tonnes of coal sales per calendar quarter, net of certain coal handling and transportation costs, and 40% of the revenue from coal sales from quarterly tonnage above 500,000 tonnes, net of certain coal handling and transportation costs...

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Surface Coal Mine and Reclamation Project - Prince Mine ,

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to undertake a surface coal mine and reclamation project at the Prince Mine Site in the Point Aconi Resource Block, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia The project would consist of the extraction of approximately 16 million tons of coal over a 7 year period, including complete reclamation of the site...

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Kameron Coal’s concealment of 6 cave-ins at Donkin mine ,

To date, the majority of Canada’s coal is being sourced from two operating underground mines: the Campbell River in British Columbia and Grande Caches in Alberta The coal production from these areas, however, could only generate 1 million tons of coal annually This is where the coal mine in Cape Breton comes in...

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Mining identity still runs deep in Cape Breton where coal ,

1672 – French explorer Nicholas Denys identifies Cape Breton coal deposits Early 1700s – Coal used at Louisbourg is extracted from exposed cliff seams along what became known as Sydney Coal Field 1720 – Island’s first coal mine opens at Cow Bay (Port Morien) 1826 – Duke of York bestows sole right to all Nova Scotia coal resources to ....

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Coal Mines and Mining - Beaton Institute Digital Archives

The General Mining Association, a Branch of the London firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, was granted a monopoly on the Nova Scotian coal reserves by the Duke of York in 1827 The monopoly was rescinded in 1857, but operations continued until The mines on the southern side of the Sydney Coalfield were taken over between 1893 and 1900 by the Dominion Coal Company...

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Nova Scotia Archives - Men in the Mines

Coal deposits identified by Nicholas Denys in his travels through Ile Royale (Cape Breton Island) 1720 Coal mining begins at Cow Bay (Port Morien) Cape Breton, developed on a small scale by the French for local use at Louisbourg; this was the first mining of coal by regular extraction methods in what is now Canada, and the first commercial ....

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The Coal By The Sea [Video] - Beaton Institute Music

The Coal By The Sea documents the discovery of coal in Cape Breton and celebrates the opening of the first commerical coal mining operation in North America Coal that was first mined in 1720 in Port Morien, besides being shipped off to the Boston States, also kept the workforce warm throughout the building of Fortress Louisbourg...

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Coal Mining | Museum of Industry

Coal Mining A detail of a Nova Scotia coal miner a coloured line drawing of “Mining Scenes – Caledonian Mines”, no date MOI Collection I91112 Nova Scotia (NS) was Canada’s foremost coal producer from 1827 until 1945 This coal, from mines in Cape Breton and the northern mainland, was responsible for the industrialization and ....

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Down with Hitler and Silby Barrett: The Cape Breton Miners'

Sep 22, 2017· Cape Breton coal mines" 1 The slowdown began on 1 1 May and was called off on 28 September 1941, after something over 90 working days, during which the approximately 7,500 Glace Bay and New Waterford miners produced about two thirds normal output2 The 1500 miners of Sydney Mines took part in the slowdown for only one month, or about 20 ....

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Nova Scotia — Careers in Coal

2 Donkin Mine Project, operated by Morien Resource Corporation and located near Cape Breton, Nova Scotia The Donkin Coking Coal Project is an underground coking and thermal coal development project located in Eastern Canada 30 kilometres from a recently dredged deep water port now capable of receiving capesize vessels...

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Coal Mine Tailings Pond - Innovative Solutions Canada

Dec 06, 2018· During the processing of coal from the former Devco Mines, tailings (fine ground rock particles separated from the coal) were produced as a waste product Fine tailings (approximately 1,000,000m3) were disposed sub-aqueously behind a purpose built dam in Cape Breton ,...

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Towards a Collection of Coal-Mining Songs in Canada

My interest in songs of Canada's coal mining industry began in 1966 when I was asked to conduct the newly formed Cape Breton coal-miners' choir now known as The Men of the Deeps' Although I began to compile my collection at that time, my search for Canadian coal-mining songs was interrupted for a few years while I pursued further graduate studi...

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