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 Post subject: Great abandoned mine video
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Hi, I am new to this site and want to share with you some western mining heritage with iron miners. Here is a mine that we get to explore, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sHbsdG97mU
I hope you enjoy the video.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
wow!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:43 pm 
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Very good mining video. It seems like at least the mining locomotives are operational. I also love the "This Way Out" sign pointing down the flooded section on the mine. Very neat stuff!

Miner Greg


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:40 pm 
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We push a small utility cart down the tracks with a camera on it. One of the guys in our group ( www.mojaveunderground.com) since then has built a reproduction of a Mancha Little Trammer . Here a vid of it in the Ophir Hill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI_JV7jl ... _embedded#!

The Ophir Hill has 22 miles of passageways, we still haven't explored it all.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:15 am 
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I think Chris summed it up ... WOW!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:55 am 
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WOW IS RIGHT!!!! That was awsome!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:57 am 
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My mistake- AWESOME

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:58 am 
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Was that a copper mine?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:16 pm 
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This is WONDERFUL! ...the sort of place we all look for... Thank you for sharing!! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:23 am 
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This video would look amazing on a wide screen with surround sound! The camera on the utility cart really gives a sense of the experience the miners had riding into the mine. I love the use of music and sound especially during the part with dripping water.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:39 pm 
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The mine was a silver mine, but also for lead, copper and other metals. It was closed in 1972 after it was mined for 100 years. The place is huge and has 22 miles of workings. Some members of our group have spent 100's of hours in it and still are finding new workings. The owner of the mine let us in for trade of getting some of the artifacts out. This is one of the several mines he owns, the others have cool stuff in them including a horse stable.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:57 pm 
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Now, thats a NICE mine! 8)

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