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 Post subject: Blakely mine update
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:38 pm 
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For what it's worth...It appears mother nature is slowly caving in the entrance to the mine. The bat gate is slanted inwards at about a 30-35 degree angle from what I could see across the stream. I wanted to cross the stream but couldn't find any safe spots to get a better look. Guess I"ll have to wait till more snow melts to check it our further.

What is the mine that is before the blakely? Is it an old boot leg?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Chris knows more than I on that mine below the falls mine. But we checked it out last year. Goes to the Dunmore no 3 which is not robbed. Unfortunately its blow shu tight.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:20 pm 
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No way of digging it out?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:54 pm 
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yea that lower mine was a small bootleg that just goes in about 20 feet following the outcrop and hits water. the bat gate on the mine by the falls is tilted back, thats how its always been as ive seen it. we were in there a long time ago, its a rock slope that goes down and intersects the dunmore 3 vein like tony said. was part of the miles slope workings, mined by the olyphant colliery of the hudson coal co. bad shape, real bad.

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Gotcha. Yea, I'll post pictures up when I get up to it closer. Thanks for the info!

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