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 Post subject: New Red Bridge Mine Slideshow
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:13 pm 
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While sitting by the fake fireplace in my late 1800's living room sipping on some eggnog and Bailey's Irish Cream sprinkled with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon, it came upon me to smack the upload button to deploy the Red Bridge Mine slideshow! I hope you enjoy this little mine...

http://www.ironminers.com/ironmines/red-bridge-mine-1.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:30 pm 
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nice slideshow guys...... hey mike... uh.....

"Bailey's Irish Cream sprinkled with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon"

normally this would be followed with a quote by me that would read something like....... wtf....wanna know how i know youre a fruit cake.........

however, since your latest relocation i guess thats not an option anymore :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:08 am 
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Hey if that's the label I get for enjoying my eggnog, so be it! :D (it did help in producing some of the captions lol) But even the hardiest an Irish miner would yearn for such a treat after a long day of mucking down in the hole!

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atta boy!

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Yeah, while I agree how it sounds, nothing beats an irish mining tradition.. The only thing I think he is missing is a bottle of Guinness.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:05 pm 
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A pint... we irish folk drink a PINT of Guinness!

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That was a really good find -- a good hike up to the mine, too:) It was an especially rigorous walk since we hiked up the mountain to 'recon' the mine area and then back down, and then up the mountain again (with mining gear!) -- almost encountering some bears along the way -- and finally being able to actually visit the mine... yay 'Gunks!!


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wow! abandoned in 1840! that would make a great mine for studying hand drilling techniques as no pneumatic drils were in use then!!! what purpose do you think the iron wedges served? -CT Mike


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I am thinking perhaps they were hammered and used to delaminate the various layers of rock to help separate the "good stuff" but this is just speculation. We should make a trip back and analyze further and check for hammer marks. Plus, there are 2 more adits here. We located one that was collapsed but the sound of a few bears kind of discouraged us from finding the other adit.

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the wedge technique is interseting i found an iron wedge on the ground in the very old Sunk mine workings near the no. 3 adit as well but have never seen one still in place in a mine. bears cant discourage us if were armed with my .444 marlin lever action! we gotta find that other adit


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