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 Post subject: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:56 pm 
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I am happy to introduce our newest member to the Iron Miners family, our daughter Sage! Today she visited her first mine, the O'Traveller Mine, easily accessible from a quiet one way road in Rockland County, New York.

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:17 am 
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Sheesh, I thought for a moment there, you're standing outside of a crypt.. Now you have to tell us more about that place.


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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:33 am 
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nice mike, congrats! id say she definitely got your hair :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Well, I guess exploring abandoned mines is a calling that demands lots of experience. That being the case, there's nothing quite like starting 'em out young!

By the way, I lived in Rockland County, NY for about 5 years back in the 1980's. Where is this exactly?

I used to go hiking in the Bear Mountain and Harriman State parks. I did, actually, find a couple of very old, small mines up there what westerners would probably just call "prospects".

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Congratulations Mike !!

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:15 pm 
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Thats the stuff!! I still havn't had my boy UG yet other than a short canal tunnel on the union canal.... actually the oldest transportation tunnel in the US.. so they say.

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Unfortunately there is very sparse information about the mine. Because it predates even the Revolutionary War, it is likely that no proper record of the operation has survived. Revolutionary War soldiers had written about it but I'm unsure whether it was active then. The mine has since become a fixture of the town of Piermont, located on S. Piermont Ave, and for many years was used for spring water. The 5' x 6' tunnel heads north to a 10 foot square room, possibly a stope, before making a 90 degree turn west for a total distance of 100 feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:38 pm 
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What's awesome, is notice in mikes reply he mentions a lot of info on the mine........ Not one word about the brand new little person, glad to see your priorities are still in order Hahahahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:48 am 
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That's right Chris! This was just my way of cleverly announcing the new baby while adhering strictly to the topic of hard rock mining. After all, there's no section on here called Miner Mike's Baby Photos. You'll be able to learn all you want about the little one in her upcoming official mine researcher bio. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:30 pm 
AWWW!! Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Sage pays a visit to the O'Traveller Mine
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:54 pm 
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She will make a better miner than that pug ive seen in the PA area, i wont mention names ;)

Is she ready to visit a coal mine yet?

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