The Mystery of the Anyox Fireplace Mantle

While on a reconnaissance trip out to Oona River for our Canneries of the Northcoast tour we were very fortunate to have local Jan Lemon show us around the community. She invited us to her house for lunch and we talked about other communities on the north coast when the town of Anyox came up.  Jan’s husband then mentioned that they had traveled to Anyox (I think in the 80’s) and had acquired a piece of their house from the town.  He then showed me the large black slab mantle on their fireplace and said it was once one of the waste flume sides that directed the smelting slag out from the smelter to the slag pile on the ocean.  Amazing what you see on the Northcoast and how inter related things are.

Here is a photo of the mantle and a couple photos of the slag trough slabs.

Join us on our Ghost Towns of Northwest BC tour to see these slag troughs.

Anyox Slag mantle
Anyox Slag mantle
Anyox Smelter flume slabs
Anyox Smelter flume slabs
Anyox Smelter trough
Anyox Smelter trough