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 Post subject: Bristol Copper Mine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:02 am 
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Hi folks,

For two years i have been planning in my head to visit the site of the old Bristol Copper Mine in Connecticut. Most of the property is fenced and the property is in deplorable shape. Most of the workings were bulldozed and sealed long ago.

There is still an adit leaking water and a few dumps and other relics of past mining if you look carefully. What I had a question about was this. Off site about twenty yards, dumped in the woods, was this large quarried marker with the letter B. Does anyone think that this may be related to the mining operation? A discarded property marker perhaps? There was another marker also but not as old as the one my friend is hanging onto. Be interested in what y'all have to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Bristol Copper Mine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:03 am 
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A small sign marks the spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Bristol Copper Mine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:27 pm 
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Very interesting find. Do you have any idea how old the monument might be? Did the engraving appear weathered close up?

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 Post subject: Re: Bristol Copper Mine
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:15 am 
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The post was not weathered at all, Mike. But we did find this large slab that did exhibit weathering. I would upload a picture of the leaky adit but I'm afraid that the only one who would know something was there would be me. The picture did not come out the way I had hoped.


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 Post subject: Re: Bristol Copper Mine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Anyone with interest in the Cornish miners there please get in touch. Thanks.


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