Mining Supervision and Inspection Branch [textual record]

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    Sub-series consists of files that deal with inspections of mining and drilling operations; protests against mining, petroleum, and natural gas regulations; amendment of such regulations; flying operations; newspaper clippings dealing with mining and drilling ventures; proposals to build pipelines; personnel matters; prospecting methods; mineral reservations in the north; and scientific data relating to minerals, petroleum, and natural gas. The files are mostly concerned with the Yukon and Northwest Territories, but some files relate to the prairie provinces. Most files cover only the 1920s.
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    Mining Supervision and Inspection Branch: In 1928, the function of supervision and inspection of mining, petroleum, and natural gas operations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Railway Belt of British Columbia, and the Northern Territories was transferred from the Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch to the new Mining Supervision and Inspection Branch of the Department of the Interior. The officer in charge was called the Supervisory Mining Engineer. The office existed only until 1930 and was then, upon the transfer of the control over natural resources to the prairie provinces, declared redundant. The remaining responsibility for this function in the North was given to the Lands Section of the Dominion Lands Board. Most mining inspection under federal jurisdiction was thereafter carried out from the Fort Smith District Office. Although this Mining Supervision and Inspection unit was a "Branch", its limited scope, short existence, and almost aberrant emergence out of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch render it subservient to rather than equal to its parent Branch in the arrangement of this fonds. RG85 General Inventory
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    Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list indicating volume number, file number, file title and outside dates. The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the "consists of" field in the Mikan record. A paper copy is available in the Reference room. 85-62 (90 90: Open)

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