The Tramline

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 792, 1978

Peter C. Jones, Plant Superintendent, Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Limited, Cassiar, B.C.

Owing to the inadequacy of the ore transport system at Cassiar in the late 1960's, a new facility was required. This paper traces the various alternatives considered and gives a description of the tramline as installed. The problems encountered, changes made and future modifications are discussed in detail, together with the effects these have on maintenance and operations.
Keywords: Cassiar Mine, Asbestos, Transportation, Tramlines, Loading, Ropes, Wire ropes, Cables.