STK-ID 2340

MS of track mounted drilling rig. TILT DOWN rig. PAN from bulldozer to rugged mountains, road snaking along crest. HASs of power shovel loading dump trucks with ore. Shot of truck backing to hopper, dumping load and leaving. LAMS of driver looking back while backing up. Cut to ore falling. HALS of aerial car lines going down mountain flank. Cut to one bucket being loaded for trip down slope. Shot of mine site. Cut to explosion as camera draws back. More shots of power shovel at work, of drilling rig at work, of bulldozer dozing. ZOOM OUT from mine. Various shots inside refiner showing crushed ore on conveyor screens. Sequence on aerial bucket line, buckets being emptied at terminal, trucks dumping finely ground asbestos. Sequence showing men packaging asbestos, hands on button switches, man sealing bags. More shots of refining process, huge revolving drum, screens grading fibre, conveyor transporting asbestos fibres.


Excerpt from
Asbestos Mining in the Clouds
Northern British Columbia region
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio