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 Post subject: Open House at Mt. Hope Quarry
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:32 pm 
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Our "friends" at Tilcon, who own the property where the Mt. Hope mine is situated, are hosting an Open House for the public on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9AM-3PM. They are giving quarry tours. There will be mineral displays, BBQ food, entertainment, and other activities geared for children. No mention is made of touring the mine buildings, but they'll certainly be close by (and within range of my camera!)

If you want to go, call 973-659-3800 and leave a message so they can get an approx. headcount. Or go to www.tilconny.com and look for the open house link.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:41 pm 
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Sounds very interesting Rob, I just might have plans now for the 2nd of June!

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:00 pm 
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Sounds great! Let's hope that they plan to include remnants of the Mount Hope Mine as part of their tour. In particular I want to take another look at the Brown Shaft area.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 11:39 am 
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Yea I went to last years open house, they are not prepared to show anything iron mining related, The mining days were before Tilcon came. They will display giant caterpiller vehicles which are cool. Its a fun but dont expect anyone knowledgeable on the iron days, not even the shaft's names will be recognized.

The brown shaft will be right there, and you will see it which is cool.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:28 pm 
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I guess it might still be interesting to go, to look at the quarrying which takes place at Mt. Hope. Too bad there won't be anything there on the Iron Mining...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:01 pm 
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Did anyone make it to the Tilcon open house this year? I wanted to go, but unfortunately couldn't make it. Any updates would be great.

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I attended the Tilcon Open House and had a great time. My photos are at:
http://community.webshots.com/album/559301135YZhUql


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