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Babine Bonanza mine entrance

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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.
P1447
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: sepia; 14 x 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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Bunkhouses of the Duthie Mine

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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.
P6286
Accession No.
2018.2
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Subject Access
Duthie Mine
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
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.
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
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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
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Mine cart at Red Rose Mine

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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.
P2208
Accession No.
1991.219.54
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 7 x 5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
A mine cart being pulled up the mountain on a pully lift system.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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93 L: Babine Mountains Recreation Area: Place Names

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Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Item is a map plotting place names in the Babine Mountains Recreation Area.
Collection
Joseph Allen L'Orsa map and photograph collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Ministry of Lands, Parks, and Housing, Parks Branch, Victoria, B.C.
Fonds No.
C7
Series No.
S1
File No.
20
Item No.
2018.24.19
Accession No.
2018.24
Physical Description
1 map
Scope and Content
Item is a map plotting place names in the Babine Mountains Recreation Area.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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At New Fort Babine

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Date Range
1920-1930
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on original caption
Fonds No.
PF12
Series No.
P
File No.
File 7
Item No.
P9138
Accession No.
2017.5
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6cm x 9cm
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Date Range
1920-1930
Notes
"At New Fort Babine. Andrew McD, [Kempel] the [clerk?] at the fort, Old Mac, Ethel, Roy, Jack McD, Jack Nelson, Howard G."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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At Old Fort Babine

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Date Range
1937
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on original caption
Fonds No.
PF12
Series No.
P
File No.
File 7
Item No.
P9383
Accession No.
2017.5
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 6cm x 9cm
Scan Resolution
300dpi
Date Range
1937
Notes
"At Old Fort. Roy & Harry Cunningham, [Laurence] Chapman, Roy & Jack McDonell."
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Babine Cabin built near the Silver King

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Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Item No.
P5223
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Babine Lake and Adjacent Waters - hand-drawn map

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Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Scope and Content
Long, rolled, hand-drawn map of Babine Lake and adjacent waters, with cabins and settlements marked along the lakeshore. It is decorated with illustrations of local plants and wildlife. Kelly's and Kawerninski's cabins are located side by side near a cabin marked 'Patrick' (far left side). The map …
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Louise Kelly
Fonds No.
C1
Accession No.
2020.37.1
Physical Description
1 map
History / Biographical
The map was hand-drawn by Louise Kelly of Grand Forks, B.C., who formerly owned a cabin on Babine Lake.
Custodial History
Map was gifted by Louise Kelly to former neighbour Dr. Michael Kawerninski for disposal. It was donated to the museum by Kawerninski on September 22nd 2020 and accessioned on September 23rd.
Scope and Content
Long, rolled, hand-drawn map of Babine Lake and adjacent waters, with cabins and settlements marked along the lakeshore. It is decorated with illustrations of local plants and wildlife. Kelly's and Kawerninski's cabins are located side by side near a cabin marked 'Patrick' (far left side). The map is drawn on light brown paper encased in protective plastic.
Geographic Access
Babine Lake
Notes
Elevation 2335 feet 1 inch = 1 mile
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Babine Mountain Range

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Date Range
1913-1914
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P4537
Accession No.
2004.61
Physical Description
1 Photograph: b&w; 21.5 x 8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1913-1914
Notes
Photo labelled as "Babine Mts. from Lake (Kathlen?) and Killam" Photo printed on a narrow album page - identification 'cut off' when printed.
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