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 Post subject: Chester Emery Old Mine Featured on IronMiners!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:51 am 
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We at IronMiners are proud to present our newest slideshow, the Old Mine of the Chester Emery group of mines. This is one of our most recent adventures and a true gem of a mine. While overall, we only explored a limited portion of the mine, the slideshow should provide an adequate glimpse into this historic and important operation. Please enjoy and watch out for winzes!

http://www.ironminers.com/ironmines/old-mine-1.htm

Miner Mike

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:18 am 
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Nice job with the slideshow Mike and Greg!! you can really get the feel for how far the workings meander into the mountian through this slideshow, and discovering the full trackage and spare rails at the end is still very exiting for me to see! Many more Massachusetts mines to come in the future too.
-Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:34 am 
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Yeah, this was a pretty long slide show and we didn't even finish exploring this mine! We've got more to see in the lower levels of this mine and there are also other known mines which are part of the group of Chester Emery Mines. We also wanted to note to our viewers that the actual name of the mine is not the Chester Emery Mine and that it was actually called the Old Mine.

But that was a great trip, an awesome mine to see, and another mine to be put in our top 10 list of favorite mines.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:24 pm 
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Unlike past missions, this one only took one day to explore and photograph and another to process all the images and build the slideshow. It is still a lot of work but we are becoming more streamlined with the process. However, the slideshow couldn't have been made possible without all the Iron Miners involved.

Another thing I should point out is that the mine totally fit in with the scene of the New England country up there. Even the miner's chapel was still standing in great shape! The area looks pretty much the same as I would think it would look if the mine were still in operation -- only there are paved roads and more modern forms of transportation. Special thanks to the CT Iron Miners for discovering this one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:37 pm 
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Mike and Greg,

Sweet pictures but I have to give you some of the ones that I took Mike! This week I'm free to swap the pictures with you. I got some real good ones! I'll post up some.


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Very enjoyable slideshow. You guys are starting to travel quite aways to visit these places!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:23 pm 
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Thank you all I had a great time going to my first big mine. Now you can really call me MIner Kelly!


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Glad you came along! And welcome to the forum! We all had a good time, it was very enjoyable mine.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:36 am 
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Miner Kelly, very happy you enjoyed Old Mine. We enjoyed your company! Don't worry, you were still Miner Kelly even when you were exploring tiny mines. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:39 am 
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Miner Kelly,

Did you see the pictures that I posted up of you in the Old Mine? I very happy that you were there with us Miner Kelly! :D


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Anyone know the status of Betts Manganese Mine? and how about the shafts at Loudville Lead mine?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:20 pm 
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Any one up for a trip up to the rosendale cement mines? I just talked to someone yesterday that was there in the spring and he said the complex is amazing tons of passageways levels and shafts. he said it will take several days to explore the mine!


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Thats funny, why do you think they would have underground passageways for cement mining? Usually aggregate mining is all done by strip mining methods..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:15 pm 
Wow, count me in! That sounds great!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:28 pm 
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CT MIKE,
When and where for the Rosendale Cement Mine Trip? I would love to be apart of this trip.


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