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.
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May 11, 2012
On Sunday, May 27, 2012, IronMiners will kick off its annual spring gathering of mine history aficionados at the IronMiners Memorial Day Event! The event is open to the public and will feature gold panning, free dinner and ale, artifacts and minerals on display, videos, and at 9:00pm, music and dancing. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in an atmosphere of friendly people with a passion for mining and mine history.
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April 4, 2012
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum has invited IronMiners to lead a private tour of Trotter Tunnel during this year's Super Dig event on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9am in Ogdensburg, NJ. A part of the Noble Mine
, Trotter Tunnel is an historic mine tunnel that was originally driven in 1874 by Charles W. Trotter to extract zinc ore from the southern portion of Sterling Hill. The annual event features mineral collecting, a UV illuminated tour of the Sterling Hill Mine, a tour of the upper mine area and mill, and more. Registration is required and you must be or become a member of either the Sterling Hill Mining Museum or the Delaware Valley Earth Science Society. To register and find out additional information, please visit the official Super Dig Event 2012
December 23, 2011
Less than a month after acquiring the historic Blackbird Mine, IronMiners announces the addition of Pipes Mine to its portfolio. Dating back to the first half of the 20th century, Pipes Mine operated in the shadow of the larger and more well known Alabama Mine. Although gold was produced, the mine was never fully developed. Included within the claim is the entirety of the mine as well as the Siskiyou Mine to the north. IronMiners has recently rehabilitated the adit and plans are now underway to begin operations in 2012 as well as preserve the mine.
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November 30, 2011
In late November 2011, IronMiners completed the acquisition of the Blackbird Mine located in northern Nevada. Discovered in 1869, the mine was said to have earned between one to two million dollars during its early period. The mine was also once owned by George S. Nixon who in later years became a US senator. Rehabilitation work has recently commenced, and IronMiners plans both to preserve and continue to work the historic gold mine.
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October 31, 2011
The Dickerson (or Suckasunny) Mine dates back to 1713 when John Reading, a surveyor for Joseph Kirkbride, took up the land as a mining tract. The following year Reading sold it to Kirkbride who later bequeathed the mine to his sons, John, Joseph Jr, and Mahlon. In 1779, Jonathan Dickerson and Minard Lefevre started to purchase interest in the property. By 1805, Dickerson had attained two-thirds ownership.
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