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 Post subject: Brooks Mine, Scranton Mine Tour (Historic)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
the brooks mine was never a commercial operation but large deposits of anthracite remain inside. the 150 foot long drift mine was built in 1902 as a model mine by reese brooks when coal was king as a heating fuel. it is an example of how scranton became the anthracite capitol of the world from the 1850s to early 1900s.

photos: http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... 388#109388

now lets play a game........ lets see how good some of you are and see if you recognize anything in any one of those pics that may have been relocated elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:43 pm 
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I know the answer I know the answer! I'm not giving it away though!

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good boy..... :lol:

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There really aren't too many options:

I will vote on the mine motor. Looks much like one lettered "Pompey Coal", I've seen pictures of.


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naw doug cmon.... that one doesnt even have a battery box :lol: .........

but youre close :wink:

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I guess it does have lower profile.


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Doug I'll give you a hint. The object in question is in a mine not to far from the Brooks mine.

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I to will keep the answear.


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yea tony you saw that thing a time or two eh?

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Mike A wrote:
Doug I'll give you a hint. The object in question is in a mine not to far from the Brooks mine.


You call that a hint?

I have to stop and think which mines are which.

Let's See.

Scranton?

Lackawanna, Slope 190


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ding ding ding we have a winner!

http://www.undergroundminers.com/slope19031.jpg

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I know the answer.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:46 am 
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What is the full story behind why it couldn't be opened as a little mine tour?

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no second opening or approved ventilation system.

ps pete youre too late, doug beat you to it :wink:

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I'm confused?

I didn't think we had determined what was relocated

I guessed a where? 190 Slope


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