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 Post subject: Toboggan in "sinkhole" ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:40 am 
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Read an article in Mondays Scranton Times. It appears two women had to be hospitalized after there toboggan careened off the path and fell 30 feet into a " "sinkhole:". The article was not that specific. But Im wondering was it a mine subsidence ? Anyone hear any details ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Well Sinkhole may be a generic term. But, I suspect you are right.

In Indiana a sinkhole is connected to karst geology in the limestone regions, when a cave collaspes.

So it is Cave Subsidence vs Mine Sub. . Natural vs Man-made.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:47 pm 
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yea..... everyone in the anthracite knows what "sinkhole" means.......

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:00 pm 
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I think that took the cake though. We all have heard of houses, cars, etc. going into the ground. But a tobbagon ??


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yea that will ruin your little sleigh ride.... good thing it wasnt a shaft subsidence!

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