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 Post subject: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:08 am 
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While out for a walk near the Peter Mine, I came across this. Pretty solid piece of ??? Anyway, does anyone know what it is?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Hmmm, I have never seen this before. Did it look like it was cast recently? Perhaps it has something to do with the cleanup efforts?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Can't tell, Mike. It is located near the intersection of Cannon Mine Road in the brush. Strange sight.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:59 pm 
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it's cast in concrete...............except for the base.........my guess is portable chimney


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:05 am 
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But this does not actually go down below the base? Is it hollow to the best you can tell?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Since this thread was on the Peter Mine, I thought I would upload a few pictures from a recent hike to the Hewitt, Snyder and Hope Mines. For those familiar with the infamous story of the Hope Mine, I did not encounter any ghosts, paranormal activity although I will admit that the area is very desolate and eerie. The first picture is of the Hope Mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:52 pm 
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The probable drainage tunnel at Hope Mine is still doing its job.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Another look down at the Hope Mine


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:56 pm 
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I forget if the Hewitt is on the right of the old mine road or the left. But here is the mine on the left or north of the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Another look.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:58 pm 
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And lastly, the mine to the south of the mine road.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Thanks for sharing Jackstraw. It is indeed an eerie place. Did you make out the continuation of the adit tunnel at the bottom of the Hope shaft?

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:50 pm 
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I did not see a continuation of the tunnel, Mike. Either the water level was too high or I just missed it. I wonder if the water level was down, whether it would be possible to raft into the large flooded chamber.

By the way, remediation activities have taken place at the base of the woods road that leads up to the Hope shaft. There is a fenced area with two flooded pits and trucked in fill and rock.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:02 am 
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I worked with a guy who in the 80's roped down the hope mine to the water, indeed he said there is a tunnel. he walked in and found a dead bear at the end of it. you cant see it from above because of the angle, but thats where all the water drains out from.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Know What This Is?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:01 pm 
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I have seen similar things that are usually close to pre 1950 houses- vent shaft and secondary escape on a burried bomb shelter. I had one in my back yard in Hollis NH. They are very cool in a kind of iron mine way. I have found a cast shaft like that one in N. Westchester, NY. It sticks out the top of a big, man-made burm. I cant find a horizontal entrance. I'm 6'2" 220, going to have to pass on going down. They usually contain pull-tab beer cans and dead animals.


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