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 Post subject: Wallkill Lead Company Mine Trip Photos
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:37 am 
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Below are pictures from two successive trips to the Wallkill Lead Company Mine. Discussion can be found at http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?p=108659

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A beautiful exploratory adit greets the curious mine hiker.

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Just inside the adit, the tunnel drives its way into solid rock.

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19th century hammering marks are permanently inscribed into the tunnel wall.

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The tunnel required hand drill labor as evidenced here.

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The end of the tunnel is met. Was the deposit reached here?

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Up on the hill southeast from the adit, a massive tailings pile testifies to a large scale operation.

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More tailings...

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The main adit is reached but is partially collapsed.

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Poking inside the adit, it resurfaces a short distance in.

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As the tunnel re-enters the mountain, it becomes flooded. A doorway is seen ahead.

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Past this point, the tunnel continues for hundreds of feet before reaching the extensive workings...

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Extensive ruins to process the ore are still extant at the foot of the mountain.

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More to come when the slideshow premiers!

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