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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:50 pm 
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Location: Mayflower, the capital of Wilkes- Barre
those pics of sterling hill are great but I have 3 questions

1. Where is it located

2. Is it still in operation / who runs it

3. whats with all the boats?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Location: Poconos/Lehigh Valley
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Here are the answers:
1. Ogdensburg, NJ
2. There is no longer any underground mining there, but some surface areas are worked on a small scale for for mineral collectors. Some surface structures are locked up awaiting restoration while others are part of a mine tour: http://www.sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/
3. The non-public area is rented out as a boat storage yard. The boats will be returned to Lake Hopatcong (NJ) later in the spring.


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Do they have public tours or are they invite only?


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They have public tours of the underground mine and museum at 1 PM daily. Tours of the non-public areas (headframe, mill, ore bins, etc.) are available to groups by appointment. These cost extra and require participants to sign a waiver.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:25 pm 
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Thanks Mike!!! Are there any plans of taking a group out there?

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mike I think for this character here and another one I know of we should take another trip out this spring/summer


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Thanks Bella!!!!

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