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 Post subject: Silver Prince Mine Exploratory Adit
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:35 am 
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Abram Hewitt, a historical figure well known locally with a deep involvement in the iron industry, had interest in a silver mining operation in Arizona. In 1882, the Silver Prince Mine was conveyed, if only in name, to Abram S. Hewitt, as security for a loan worth $25,000. Here is a brief glimpse of one of the exploratory adits of this immense operation. Stay tuned for the full slideshow coming up...

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The entrance to the exploratory adit.

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Squared timbers, typical of a western desert mine.

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Hmmm, is that a rail up ahead?

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Yea, I think so.

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Ahhh, a nice curved section of mine rail.

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It is always a reward to find intact trackage, now let's go find the ore cars!

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Anyone seen any ore cars?

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Ok, I didn't expect this...

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The side tunnel is rather unimpressive.

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The last blast! Thankfully there is more to see at this mine...

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This adit begins the REAL exploration of the mine...

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Mine cattle typical of the region posing by mine tailings.

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