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Babine Bonanza mine bunkhouses.

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Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF11
Item No.
P1448
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 14.5 x 11.8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Compressor shack at Cronin (Babine-Bonanza) Mine

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Date Range
1960
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5943
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
1960
History / Biographical
This photograph would have been taken after the Cronin Mine was revived, in 1957, by the Kindrat Family. [Willy?] Naziel worked extensively with Paul Kindrat.
Notes
[Willy?] Naziel is depicted in this photograph.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Millsite at Cronin (Babine-Bonanza) Mine

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Date Range
1960
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P5941
Accession No.
2017.122
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 13 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
1200 dpi
Date Range
1960
History / Biographical
This photograph would have been taken after the Cronin Mine was revived, in 1957, by the Kindrat Family.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Company Ltd.

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Date Range
1907-1934
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affi…
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Sous-fonds
GMD
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Creator
James Cronin
Rose Cronin Andersen
John T Cronin
Fonds No.
SF1
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
2 photographs
16 cartographic materials
Date Range
1907-1934
History / Biographical
The original holdings of the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (BBM&M Co.) consisted of five two post, non-crown-granted claims: Homestake, Bonanza, Lucky Strike, Babine Chief and Bulkley Pioneer (lots 1859, 1861-1864 respectively). They are alternately described as being located on one: the east slope, and two: the north slope of the Babine Mountains at 5000 feet above sea level. Originally located in July 1906, by J. Dibble and M. J. Brewer, the claims were bought in 1907 by Cronin and Charles Theis. At some point a sixth claim was acquired: Eureka, lot 1860. The original five claims were given crown-granted status on April 8, 1911. Afterwards, the Eureka claim was also crown-granted. Over the years, BBM&M Co. staked several other claims, none of which were ever given crown-granted status. In 1909, BBM&M Co. was incorporated and on September 27, 1909, both the first stockholders’ and directors’ meetings were held. At the stockholders’ meeting, James Cronin, Charles Theis, M.J. Brewer, A.H. MacNeill and William Huntley were elected as the first directors of the company. While at the directors’ meetings the following officers were elected: James Cronin, President; Charles Theis, Vice President; and William Huntley, Secretary. Development work continued sporadically until 1923, the last year that Cronin worked the mine himself. The mine wasn’t very prosperous and impeded by reduced access, weather conditions and funds. Following this, the company and the mine underwent a period of uncertainty. By 1923, work at the mine had reached the stage which necessitated a large capital outlay for the purchase of heavy machinery, including such items as a concentrating mill. This situation, coupled with Cronin’s failing health, appears to have prompted the BBM&M Co. into making a concentrated attempt to sell the mine. Cronin had the most mining knowledge of all the investors, and most deferred to Cronin in matters which required such expertise. The terms set down by the BBM&M Co. were firm and barely negotiable, and asking price ranged from $360,000 to $400,000. During this time, James Cronin passed away, thereby increasing the reasons for selling the mine. Thousands upon thousands had been expended on the min over the years with no return and engineers who surveyed the mine claims felt the land was not worth the risk. This left Annie Cronin with shares in a company that would continue to cost the family money. The burden of continuing the attempt to sell the min fell to Rose Cronin Andersen, John T. Cronin and Charles Theis. Eventually, they modified their stand to accept reasonable investment deals. Finally, in 1928, an agreement was made to bring in a new investor, Anglo London Mining Corporation, with Managing Director, Grant Mahood. The deal proposed that the BBM&M Co. capitalization would be raised to 2,000,000 shares with 865,000 shares being retained by those already holding stock in the company. Anglo London would then hold 1,020,000 shares. The finalized negotiation saw that Anglo London would acquire 679,000 shares from the BBM&M Co. treasury at a cost of $300,000 that was to be spent on developing the property. A block of 86,000 shares were to be put up by the Cronin’s and Theis, giving Anglo London control of fifty-one percent of the company. Almost immediately, the BBM&M Co. began having issues with Mahood and Anglo London. The contract provided a clause whereby a minimum payment was specified, without stating that more than the minimum ever had to be paid at one time. Taking advantage of what the BBM&M Co. came to see as a loophole, only the minimum was ever paid. In the first year of the contract, a confrontational attitude was adopted between companies. In June of 1929, the Anglo London Corp. attempted to change its name to the Babine (Cronin) Mines, Ltd. The BBM&M Co. refused permission for the Cronin family name to be used. Shortly, thereafter, in August 1929, Anglo London adopted the name Babine Bonanza Metals, Ltd. However, the new name did not ease the tension between companies, as BB Metals was now regularly behind in its payments and was often in debt for supplies and the company payroll. When the situation did not improve, the BBM&M Co. began inquiring in the possibility of cancelling the Mahood/BB Metals contract. They also consulted lawyers on the questionable legality of Mahood locating his own claims next to BBM&M Co. holdings. Finally, at a stockholders’ meeting in November 1930, they voted to break the contract. In 1934, the Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. filed a lawsuit against the Omineca Silver King Mines, Ltd. The controversy arose after a claim that had been staked by James Cronin was allowed to lapse due to improper filing of the appropriate papers following the death of Cronin. Although the BBM&M Co. relocated the claim and filed the papers accordingly, they only learned of their error when Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. also filed a claim that overlapped the BBM&M Co.’s Speculator claim. Accidentally, the claim was re-staked under the name of Windy, which overlapped the Speculator and another claim -- the Contention. The two claims (Rex and Rex No. 1) of Omineca Silver King Mines Ltd. Overlapped all three of the BBM&M Co.’s claims. While the judgement is not found in the Cronin Family fonds, a copy obtained from the Provincial Archives in Victoria shows the Omineca Silver Kings Mine Ltd. won the judgement and BBM&M Co. lost those three claims. While the records within the Cronin Family fonds only reflect all years before 1934, Babine Bonanza Mining and Milling Co. (then Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1948; New Cronin Babine Mines Ltd., 1956; Kindrat Mines Ltd., 1966; Hallmark Resources Ltd., 1972) was still active until January 26, 1977, when it was voluntarily liquidated.
Scope and Content
Series includes financial records, correspondence, legal documents, mining reports, newspaper clippings, cartographic materials and photographs. Financial records include payrolls, inventories, supplies lists, receipts, statements, sales of goods and land and tax forms. Legal documents include affidavits, bills of sale, contracts, crown-grants, deeds and licenses. Cartographic materials depict areas in B.C., plans and workings of various mineral claims, and include sketches.
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American Boy mine, entrance shaft

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Date Range
ca 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P4019
Accession No.
2000.6
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15.5 x 20 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Date Range
ca 1913
History / Biographical
American Boy mine was located 10 km northeast of Hazelton, B.C., on the southwest flank of Nine Mile Mountain.
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Donald Simpson at entrance to Victory mine

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Date Range
[1920s?]
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of Donald Simpson and a dog near a mine entrance at the Victory claim on Hudson Bay Mountain.
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF36
Series No.
S3
Item No.
P7864
Accession No.
2020.39
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1920s?]
Custodial History
Item was donated by Elizabeth Cameron on October 2, 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of Donald Simpson and a dog near a mine entrance at the Victory claim on Hudson Bay Mountain.
Geographic Access
Hudson Bay Mountain
Notes
"Please give to Donald. Donald C. Simpson, Victory Claim, H.B. Mt. Smithers, 1920’s-?" written on back.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Entrance to Duthie Mine

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Date Range
1938
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on back of photograph.
Creator
[Val Tomlinson]
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3451
Accession No.
1996.146.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 11.2 x 8 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
1938
Subject Access
Duthie Mine
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Val Tomlinson is W.V. Tomlinson, drugstore owner.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Frank Messner, Jim Silver, and Herb Leach at mine entrance

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Date Range
[1920s-1950s]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of three men - Frank Messner, Jim Silver, and Herb Leach - standing near the entrance to their silver mine, "The Debenture," in the Babine Mountains.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on writing on back of photo.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7332
Accession No.
2020.3
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1920s-1950s]
Custodial History
Item was donated by Gerry Gebert in November 2019 and accessioned in January 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of three men - Frank Messner, Jim Silver, and Herb Leach - standing near the entrance to their silver mine, "The Debenture," in the Babine Mountains.
Geographic Access
Babine Mountains
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Mary Simpson and nieces at the entrance of the Victory mine claim

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Date Range
1949-1951
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Mary Simpson with her nieces (l-r) Helen Allison, Kathleen Cameron, and Donalda Simpson, the daughters of her brother-in-law James Simpson.
Collection
Simpson Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title from information written on back of photo.
Fonds No.
PF36
Series No.
S3
Item No.
P1291
Accession No.
1983.17
Physical Description
1 photograph; b&w; 7x10cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1949-1951
Custodial History
Added to the Simpson Family fonds on October 6, 2020.
Scope and Content
Mary Simpson with her nieces (l-r) Helen Allison, Kathleen Cameron, and Donalda Simpson, the daughters of her brother-in-law James Simpson.
Geographic Access
Hudson Bay Mountain
Notes
Database entry originally said 1949; duplicate donated in 2020 said 1951.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Mine entrance (?) in winter

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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of an unidentified building, possibly a mine entrance, with deep snow around it.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P7450
Accession No.
2020.26.2
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Custodial History
Item was found in collections in May 2020.
Scope and Content
Photo of an unidentified building, possibly a mine entrance, with deep snow around it.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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The Telkwa mine entrance

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Date Range
1920
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on the photograph content and info written on the back
Creator
H.F. Macleod
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0778
Accession No.
1982.3.22
Physical Description
2 photographs; b&w; 13.5 x 8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Negative Number
F225
Date Range
1920
History / Biographical
This is likely the McNeal Mine that opened around 1922 and closed a few years afterward.
Subject Access
McNeal Mine
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
One of the photographs is a print created by the Bulkley Valley Museum.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Warren Harrer at entrance of Silver King Mine.

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Date Range
Circa [1933]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P3721
Accession No.
Part of P3714-P3799, accession number unknown
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 6.5 x 11 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
Circa [1933]
History / Biographical
Warren Harrer was either the brother (Sr.) or nephew (Jr.) of Archibald Theodore Harrer, a Pennsylvanian who was active in the mining, lumber, and construction industries around Smithers and Hazelton in the 1920s and 1930s. Along with his cousins the Messner brothers, 'Arch' Harrer ran Silver King Mine and briefly operated a sawmill.
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Warren Harrer (Jr?), likely in the late 1990s.
Related Material
Duplicate of P3725.
Notes
Modern reprint. Stamped on back "Kodak Image Magic"; "Official stamp of the Olympic Games" 1933 - Warren Harrer at entrance of Silver King Mine.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Cronin Mine, Babine Mountains

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Date Range
1914-1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on postcard caption
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1151
Accession No.
1982.30
Physical Description
1 postcard: sepia; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
1914-1917
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Babine Mountains
Notes
"E. Hann" written on back & "Central Clothing, Smithers. B.C." stamped in blue
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bonanza claims as of August 15, 1915

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Date Range
August 15, 1915
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
J.T.C.
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 10
Item No.
1985.1.40
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 20 feet
Date Range
August 15, 1915
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bonanza claims as of September 25, 1919

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Date Range
September 25, 1919
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
J.T.C.
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 10
Item No.
1985.1.42
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 20 feet
Date Range
September 25, 1919
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Map of workings and vein outcrop on the homestake, Bonanza, and Bulkley pioneer claims

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Date Range
October 24, 1917
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Other Title Info
Lot no. 1864 (4777 acres)
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 17
Item No.
1985.1.36
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 60 feet
Date Range
October 24, 1917
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Plan of Bonanza mineral claim

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Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 11
Item No.
1985.1.3
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 60 feet
History / Biographical
Plan showing location of Tunnel, Peterson shaft, and workings on the Bonanza mineral claim.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

Section through homestake & Bonanza claims map

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Date Range
October 1917
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
J.T.C.
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 10
Item No.
1985.1.35
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Date Range
October 1917
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

Vertical plan of Bonanza and homestake claims

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Date Range
1923
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 10
Item No.
1985.1.32
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 60 feet
Date Range
1923
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

Workings on the Bonanza claim as of September 25, 1919

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Date Range
September 27, 1919
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 11
Item No.
1985.1.41
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 20 feet
Date Range
September 27, 1919
Type of Record
Archival Description
Less detail

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