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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:38 pm 
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For my pictures, they are issue of cement underground career near Grenoble...
I have other gates in the same zone, but, they are somewhere in my hard disk.....
Other gate , the south side;
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The north side;
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Other gate under the north side...
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nice pictures! what are they mining in the tunnels?

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Hello

I can't traduce exactly (my english is poor) but I found this text on the Vicat site;

For more than 150 years, a special cement unique in Europe has been produced from a seam of rock found in the Chartreuse mountain range in the Alpes: quick-setting cement (Prompt cement). This natural binder is obtained by heating a homogeneous cement stone at moderate temperature, followed by very fine grinding.
Thanks to this unique process, the VICAT Group markets quick-setting cement and its derivatives.
Renovation of wall at Le Puy en Vélay
using quick-setting mortar

Through this manufacturing process, they acquire a very specific mineral composition, source of many properties :

* Quick setting and hardening
(a few minutes),
* Adhesive properties,
* Resistance to aggressive water,
* Durability.


Removal of the mold two hours
after pouring a Vicalpes - glass
fiber composite panel

The multiple properties of the "Prompt Cement" make it a multipurpose binding agent in the building industry, serving a wide range of applications requiring, even in demanding environments, a quick return to service : sealing, water proofing, repairs. Also used in public works, the "Prompt Cement" and its derivatives have found a natural application in guniting.


in the Chartreuse mountain, there is 2 underground carreers (mines) used in 2007.
And all the gates in picture are for the same thing, with Vicat or other owners.
I have picture of the gate of the last bituminous schiste mine in my computer, but I don't found it....
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More very nice pictures!

I think the question was were these tunnels you posted up mines? Do you have any information on what was mined out of them?


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Miner Greg wrote:
More very nice pictures!

I think the question was were these tunnels you posted up mines? Do you have any information on what was mined out of them?


The situation;
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What was mined?
Limestone and calcareous rock for Prompt cement.

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Very Nice Fabian. The first picture is my favorite.

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Thank you

One other gate near carreer in use;
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In the past, trains take this gate.
in 90's, miners and pickup take this gate.
In 2007, the company embanked the door ...

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Some photos from a few years ago

Lawrence Colliery near the foot of the Mahanoy Pane
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View inside looking through the gate.
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holy rock tunnel with props all over the place!

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Hahahaha nice banks!

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:lol:

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I saw a gated mine up up along 81 N, Probably 10-15 minutes from the 81/80 split. It was about 30-40 feet up and I just noticed it. I would have stopped and snapped a photo but it was pouring rain and I wanted to get down to my girlfriends house.

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haha, nope, just before hazlton right! that was a rr bridge for the hazleton and wilkesbarre railway. one side is filled in and it looks like a mine.

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The Fortress they built over and around Lehman No. 179 Slope

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Some Smaller mines that are sealed as part of the 126 acre archbald reclamation area. we were previously in before being sealed with tubes and gates.

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and a soon to be gated.......

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