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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

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