“Ymir and the Yankee Girl Gold Mine” (ca. 1940)

This video clip is an excerpt from a film item catalogued as “British Columbia Sketches: [reel 8]”.  It shows the Yankee Girl Gold Mine at Ymir, B.C., including the ore car rail system, dumping of tailings, the aerial tramway carrying ore down the mountainside to the concentrator, and some processing and office scenes.  The film was shot around 1940 by Lester G, Morrell, who managed the mine from 1937 to 1942.

For more information about this film, see the BC Archives’ online description on AtoM.

Concentrator and overhead tramway at Yankee Girl Gold Mine, Ymir. ca. 1940. (Digital frame grab from V1999:02/003.02 item #2)

Concentrator building and overhead tramway at Yankee Girl Gold Mine, Ymir. B.C., ca. 1940. (Digital frame grab from V1999:02/003.02 item #2)

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