May 22, 2014
On Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5pm, IronMiners once again invites you to attend its annual meet and greet event of mine history buffs! Open to the public with free admission, you can partake in gold panning, delicious food and ale (21 and over of course), watch exclusive videos and celebrate on the dance floor at 9pm! We are a friendly bunch and look forward to meeting new faces and enlightening conversations. The address is 181 Hattertown Road, Monroe, CT. See you there!
February 9, 2014
After a 40 mile trek along unpaved roads, the IronMiners reached this desolate and abandoned gold mining operation in 2007. Here, a big strike was discovered in 1898 on the 700 foot level, a 5 foot wide mass of free milling gold. The mine operated sporadically well into the next century. In recent years a massive forest fire started here and even threatened to wipe out the nearby town.
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October 21, 2013
On Saturday, November 2, 2013, beginning at 5pm, the Barnyard Bash returns to Monroe, CT. Free to attend and open to everyone, this exciting get-together is open to anyone interested in meeting like-minded mine aficianados or anyone who would like to celebrate the season while chatting it up with the premier team of mine researchers in the northeast. Arrive hungry as our mine chefs cook up an enticing miners meal accompanied by ale. Never before seen video footage will be shown and music and dancing begins at 9pm!
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September 26, 2013
As the result of an ongoing effort to capture mining history on film, IronMiners premiers its first official video, a mini-documentary of the Cranberry Mine. Located in New York's lower Hudson Valley, this obscure yet ambitious iron mine has been all but completely forgotten by historians and geologists. Now, this historic iron mining operation gains a new perspective through the lens of contemporary filmography.
Watch the Cranberry Mine documentary
March 30, 2013
On April 27, 2013, the staff at IronMiners will lead its 3rd annual tour of the historic Trotter Tunnel at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum located in Ogdensburg, NJ. As part of the yearly Super Dig event, this underground tour will allow visitors the rare opportunity to explore a long overlooked piece of Sterling Hill's history. Learn about Charles W. Trotter's trials and defeats as he struggled to mine and market his ore. Other activities will include mineral collecting, a UV illuminated mine tour of the main Sterling Hill Mine, and a guided walkthrough of its associated mill. For registration information, please visit Super Dig Event 2013
October 5, 2012
On Saturday, November 3, 2012, beginning at 5pm, IronMiners will host its annual Fall event, IronMiners' Barnyard Bash. This get-together is open to the general public and admission is free. Learn how to pan for real gold—and keep what you find! Enter a raffle to win an authentic flame safety lamp. Experience rare video footage and photos of historic mines, and handle real mining artifacts and minerals. Free dinner and ale will be served starting at 6pm. At 9pm, musical guest Elastic Pyramid performs their unique take on indie rock, featuring IronMiners co-founder, Mike Hetman on bass.
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September 2, 2012
Tom Swift Mine is a 20.66 acre unpatented lode claim located in the Slumbering Hills region of Humboldt County, Nevada. The claim is situated approximately 26 miles northwest of the city of Winnemucca, NV in the Awakening District. This district is notable for the famous gold strike at the nearby Jumbo Mine in 1935. The mine features an adit over 1500 feet in length that crosscuts through several quartz ve>ins.
June 11, 2012
IronMiners teams up with the popular website, BrainlessTales.com, to present a week long marathon of mining themed comics. Started in 2007, Brainless Tales is the brainchild of Marcus, a skilled illustrator and web designer who over the past 5 years, has amassed a loyal following of fans worldwide from his website at BrainlessTales.com and on Facebook. Through an intense brainstorming session with Marcus, IronMiners' Mike Hetman helped provided the content and humor that will be brought to life through comic illustration for the week of June 11, 2012.
View first day's mine comic!
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