Photo of Mond Nickel Mine flotation plant, Coniston Ontario c. 1920s

$50.00 CAD

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Nice vintage photo of the Flotation Plant at Mond Nickel's Coniston mine.  This is in the famous mining camp of Sudbury in Northern Ontario.

Flotation is widely used to concentrate copper, lead, and zinc minerals, which commonly accompany one another in their ores. Many complex ore mixtures formerly of little value have become major sources of certain metals by means of the flotation process.

Written on back in pencil ‘Flotation Plant at Coniston. Ont. (Mond Nickel)

Stamped ‘PHOTOGRAPH CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS Publicity Dept., Cockspur St. London, S.W.1

Part of collection of famed Frenh photo collector.

Deep creases LL & LR corners. Tear lower border right side.

19 x 24 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


The Mond Nickel Company Limited was a United Kingdom-based mining company, formed on September 20, 1900, licensed in Canada to carry on business in the province of Ontario, from October 16, 1900. The firm was founded by Ludwig Mond (1839-1909) to process Canadian ore from mines near Sudbury, which were then shipped to Mond's works in Britain for final purification.

The first of Mond's Canadian mining properties located in Denison Township, was purchased from Rinaldo McConnell and associates in 1899. this site renamed the Victoria Mine began development in 1900.

In 1911 the Mond company began construction of a new smelter at Coniston, Ontario. In that year, the company purchased the mining rights at Frood Extension about 8 miles from Coniston, though no serious development took place at this location until the 1920s. By 1928 INCO began development of its Frood Mine, when it was determined that it and Mond's Frood Extension were part of the same ore body, Alfred Mond negotiated an agreement pursuant to which in 1929 the interests of the Mond Nickel Company were merged into the International Nickel Company...