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Brick Row, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 77-385-519
  • Item
  • 1971

Item is a photograph of brick row, one of several coal miners' tenements in Sydney Mines, built by the General Mining Association. This was the only tenement still standing in 1977.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-324-458
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-323-457
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-325-459
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-326-460
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-327-461a
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a photograph showing men mining coal on the "Flats" near Main Street and Brown Street, Sydney Mines, during the Depression.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-327-461b
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Wash Plant-Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 2016-025
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item consists of a painting of the Coal Wash Plant at Old Sydney Collieries in Sydney Mines. The painting features the coal preparation site with a man and dog sitting in the foreground.

Astephen, Georgina Schima

Coal Washing Plant, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 80-25-4205
  • Item
  • 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Baum" coal washing plant of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., Sydney Mines, showing the washery and concrete settling tank.

General Mining Association

  • CA BI MG 14.19
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1900

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monopoly was rescinded in 1857, but operations continued until

  1. The mines on the southern side of the Sydney Coalfield
    were taken over between 1893 and 1900 by the Dominion Coal
    Company. Operations on the northern side of the Sydney
    Coalfield were purchased by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal
    Company in 1900. This documentation includes an extensive
    collection: workmen

Jamesville Pump

  • CA BI 77-149-283
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the Jamesville Pump, brought from England by G.M.A. Princess Pit, Sydney Mines.

"Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 80-31-4211
  • Item
  • 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines. The "Princess" Colliery operated from 1875-1975, and the mine produced more than 22 million tons of coal during its 100 years of operation.