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 Post subject: Sterling Mine Photos Following Abandonment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:11 pm 
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A website is now online that contains numerous photos of the Sterling Mine in NJ during the period following abandonment. The pumps had been turned off by this time and work was being done to rescue mine equipment prior to the mine nearly completely filling up with water. For those of you who don't know, this became a fabulous tour mine in 1990 thanks to the efforts of the Haucks to preserve it. It is rich in history, rich in minerals, and a true wonder in mining achievement.
Enjoy!

http://www.adventures101.us/sterlinghill/sterlinghill.html

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once the pumps were turned off how long did it take to fill up with water?

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I think it took 8 years for it to slowly fill back up. Now the water table is about 20 feet below the ground. (Mike can confirm)


The palmer mine area is dry up to120 feet, it is drained by the buckwheat tunnel into the wallkill river.

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