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Britannia Mine Disaster 1915

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Date: 22 Mar 1915 [unknown]
Location: Jane Camp, Britannia, British Columbia, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: Mining Disasters Canada Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 22 March 1915
  • Location: Jane Camp, Britannia, BC
  • Type: Landslide
  • Victims: 64
  • Cause: Avalanche

Britannia Mine was established by Oliver Furry and the Boscowitz family. Jane Camp was established in the late 1890s to house miners and their families. It was also known as the 1050 Camp.

On the night of 22 March 1915, workers at Tunnel Camp, lower down the mountain, noticed a fluctuation in electricity, which indicated something was wrong in one of the other camps.

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Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings


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