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 Post subject: Lackawanna Iron and Steel Co.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:59 am 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
oh hard rock ladies look what i just found...........

check carls site, about half way down. maybe this will spark some interest!

http://oldforgecoalmine.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Some pretty interesting shots.. Even though the mines are caved and or eroded shut, it's always interesting studying old mining archeology.

For those who didn't find the links directly, see:

http://oldforgecoalmine.com/A%202008%20 ... 20PAGE.htm

http://oldforgecoalmine.com/2008%20IRON ... REPORT.htm

We've never taken a metal detector to a mine before. While my parents have one, I always figured the thing would go nuts around an iron vein - especially when there are tailing all over.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Keep in mind, they found 12 tunnels here and they did not indicate whether all of the tunnels were closed. It is difficult to tell but the picture captioned "One of the 12 tunnels we found at the base of the third ridge" might be open as it is not said to be collapsed. Also, the picture captioned "A close up of the ore inside one of the collapsed tunnels" appears accessible, if a bit soil eroded. I think a mission here is in order. It sounds like it could be an important operation and might be rich with even more archeological clues.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:49 pm 
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yep you boys should go check it out, would be a good addition to ironminers.com. i talked to him the other day and i believe he mentioned they were all collapsed, but you can look around for yourself and see for sure. they are pretty easy to get to.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:20 pm 
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Yeah, I would be curious if they are collapsed, earth eroded shut, and if there are any other 'holes of interest' around the area. Does sound very interesting indeed. Does he or you have any history behind the sites?

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