BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Anyox
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Feature Types.
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Abandoned Locality - A previously populated place with no current population; often a modern landmark in a remote location.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of Observatory Inlet at Granby Bay, S of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 55°25'00''N, 129°49'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103P/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Anyox (Post Office & mining town) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917. Form of name changed to Anyox (Town) 3 October 1933 on Geological Survey sheet 307A, Portland Canal; changed to Anyox (Settlement) 4 November 1948 on 103 NE. Form of name changed to Anyox (Abandoned Locality) for the 1976 Cumulative Supplement to the BC Gazetteer.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Anyox Post Office was opened 1 January 1912; closed 31 August 1939.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"The town was founded about 1912 by the Granby Mining and Smelting Company, for the purpose of taking out the rich copper ore supply. The company worked the mine for many years, finally selling to Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. Efforts to discover additional ore were unsuccessful and the town was closed and will be dismantled." (Victoria Times 26 January 1940). Seasonal mineral exploration, and some discussion about re-furbishing the hydro-electric generating facility that had been used to power the mine, but no permanent population here according to 2008 advice from Planning Department, Kitimat-Stikine Regional District.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office