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 Post subject: New York Iron Mine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:39 pm 
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For those wishing to see a glimpse of a relatively preserved iron mine that is slated to be developed over, we present this mini-slideshow. What you see here will be underneath "beautiful homes" and is another reminder that we should recognize and preserve our priceless industrial history.

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?p=5526

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Great photos!! well done!


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wow, that haulage tunnel is impressive!! Kindof surprized it wasn't double tracked.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:34 pm 
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holy sh#t, thats kick ass! man thats a huge tunnel, its like a rr tunnel. im impressed. id like to see this one, nice pics boys

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There will be more to come after return photo missions. This has to be one of the most difficult ones to photograph because of all the water. Good luck not getting your camera wet! :roll: It was definitely an interesting adventure. You wouldn't necessarily know by the pictures but we had 8 researchers we had to ferry boat 2 or 3 at a time to the dry portion of the mine. Needless to say, a lot of research was going down underground.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:27 pm 
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HA, not get your camera gear wet? what do you think i am an amature! :lol: id say if we can bring you nice photos from, well, you know where, then this should be no problem. does it involve climbing a 60-70 degree airshaft with 80 lbs of camera gear and a waterfall coming down it, crawling on your belly for 100 feet, then rafting a hundred yards, then taking a rope down workings to the second level to get cool pics. i think we can handle a little iron mine. lets see if that stirs the soup! :lol: anyways, after all that heres the pics we got.......

http://www.undergroundminers.com/best14.html

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Haha, no but try keeping from bumping the mine boat into your camera in the middle of a massive tunnel and then paddling into view! Then paddle back and find out it didn't come out the way you liked... or at all! This let alone keeping your camera from dunking when it is just inches from the surface of the water on a fully extended tripod! But ok, it could be worse... :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:36 pm 
Great shots Mike.! I'm looking forward to going back to this one.


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Gul Dangit that is a heck of an iron mine! wow! Looks like you can go power boating inside that thing, Are there any sharks or squid in there?

I would love to come along on a future visit as well!

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Great shots Mike, looking forward to the rest - I'll bring an anchor next time :wink:


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Bad ass mine BOYZ!!!- - - Why in the hell is the rail so heavy for that small of a gauge? Were the locomotives battery operated or electrified?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:22 pm 
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Very cool shots. I would have to agree, that seems to be a very heavy rail considering the gauge. I love the steam boilers as well.

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