Iron Miners
It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:26 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Washington Mine NJ Discussion
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:19 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:33 pm
Posts: 3088
Location: Above the Sterling Hill Mine
This is the discussion thread for the Washington Mine in NJ taken by mineman posted up on photobucket.

To view the photos, click here:

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... 381#108381

Miner Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:32 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:28 pm
Posts: 1764
Location: Winnemucca, NV
Great photos Mineman! I've been wanting to check out that area for a while and didn't expect so much to be intact. I have visited some of the older workings which include a capped shaft that is draining profusely and a couple other open shafts, one where the water level is about 40 feet below the surface. It is unfortunate that the headframe was torn down but to see these ruins makes up for it. Seeing the locker doors on the ground in that one slide gives a strong impression.

_________________
"If you thought old, abandoned mines were only in the west, then you haven't been to IronMiners.com!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:17 am
Posts: 755
Location: Monroe, CT
that area deffinatley needs to be checked out further, it almost reminds me of gladiator mine except with a shaft instead of an open adit next to the mine buildings! -CT Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:18 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:33 pm
Posts: 3088
Location: Above the Sterling Hill Mine
Absolutely and thanks for sharing these shots with us. I have been wanting to document this area for a long time, however I was not under the impression until last weekend at a party I was invited to that the Washington Mine area was abandoned. I have done some 'arm chair' research on the area and even looked at the areal views, but I was under the impression that the area was developed with businesses and warehouses. I had no idea that the old mine buildings were left unoccupied and the area was still intact. I knew the mine was capped and the headframe was gone, but that was all I knew..

Who owns the property now? Is it at any risk of development?

Miner Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group