Malagash Salt Miners' Museum
Malagash, Nova Scotia

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The First Rock Salt Mine in Canada

 

 

DRILLS

Early in the life of the Mine, Seraton Electric, (220 Volt D. C.) auger type drills were used to drill holes in the salt to receive explosives.

By the end of World War II, almost all drilling was done by pneumatic drills. A 500 C.F.M. compressor was purchased from Seal Harbour Gold Mines, among other items, early in World War II, and airlines ran into every slope. Plastic pipe revoluntionized transporting compressed air into too far off slopes the last years the mine produced.

(Taken from the book 'Malagash Salt', first published in 1975)

 

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