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 Post subject: Putnam County NY Mine Teasers Discussion
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:52 pm 
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This past Saturday, we spent the day visiting a few Iron mine sites in NY state. Most noteworthy, we made another return visit to one of our favorites in Putnam County NY. The mine was a little icy at this time of the year, but we wanted to take some more photos of the mine for our upcoming slide show. Here is a little preview of the shots I took, we have many shots to go through for the final slide show, but these are a few good ones from Saturday's trip..

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... 872#109872

Please let us know what you think!

Miner Greg


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:43 pm 
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On the topic of Putnam County mines, I have uploaded some new photos. Enjoy!

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?t=20374

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Wow that mine is in a place you would never just find on your own :shock: I still don't know why I never took a picture in that mine or told anyone where it is :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:56 am 
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Yea, sometimes mines are located in the most damnedest of places. Wherever there is ore, it will be extracted. Wharton, NJ is notable for having large deposits located in the center of town and behind people's backyards. The town was not built up after the mines had closed. Instead, the mines were operating within the town's grid as late as the early 1900's. A stroll down Main Street would have you see multiple headframes from the sidewalk! These mines included Orchard Mine, Huff Mine, Hurd Mine, Mount Pleasant Mine, and Washington Pond Mine to name a few.

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that last pic of the submerged ladder is pretty amazing.

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It really must have been quite the operation to see during its time. Beneath the water table is likely a time capsule of mining history. Also submerged underwater is a narrow gauge railroad bridge that spanned over a portion of the stope.

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