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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:14 am 
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hi,

The steam train ride in Phillipsburg,NJ is starting a mine attraction that passengers can stop over at. I discussed with Greg, figuring it was an iron mine, but the location is not right for that.

Turns out is a newly constructed "trough" where kids can "pan for gold." oh well.

My son wants to do it, and I did love that when I was a kid and visited Colorado, but it ain't mining.

And I am afraid it will start kids panning in NJ creeks where all sorts of sharps, mutated fish and body parts are likely to pan out.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:13 pm 
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Hi Rob,

If it encourages kids to develop an interest in minerals and geology, then I think its a good idea. Unfortunately I never did any "gold panning" when I was younger but I'm sure I would've enjoyed it. There actually is an iron mine in Phillipsburg, it is called the Marble Mountain Mine (http://www.ironminers.com/ironmines/mar ... mine-1.htm). It was a minor operation that worked hematite as its ore.

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ha-ha... a "minor" operation .. get it? get it?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:00 am 
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Robert,

Hey, yeah I didn't get a chance to investigate this at all. But I thought you were saying that it was right off the railroad?

I didn't think it was the Marble Mountain mine because that was quite a ways up the mountain. It was a cool discovery, but it was a bit hard to find as you just have to walk through lots of brush to get through..

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