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Old 10-13-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Mines you can tour

Now that the miners in Chile have been rescued, there are a number of mines you can tour in the US. Some of my favorites include:

1. Molly Kathleen gold mine in Cripple Creek, CO

2. Lackawanna coal mine in Scranton, PA

3. Dutch Copper mines in Delaware Water Gap Rec Area, NJ

4. Various abandoned iron mines in Harimann State Park, NY

5. Sterling Zinc Mines in Ogdensburg, NJ (see flourescent minerals under black light)

Anyone know of others to tour?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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I think there is one in Leadville, CO - or at least I was told it was an option on a trip I took there this past summer. I wasn't interested.
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There's an under ground mine@ Wallace, Id. and a huge open pit mine @ Salt lake City, Ut. Bigggggg trucks near the bottom look like toys when viewed from the top.
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There's an under ground mine@ Wallace, Id. and a huge open pit mine @ Salt lake City, Ut. Bigggggg trucks near the bottom look like toys when viewed from the top.
Did they open up Bunker Hill to the public? Or is there another mine in the area?
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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I was there 15/20years ago. I don't remember the name but it was on the North edge of town. It may not have been Wallace but I am pretty sure it was. I know we stopped there.
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I was there 15/20years ago. I don't remember the name but it was on the North edge of town. It may not have been Wallace but I am pretty sure it was. I know we stopped there.
It was Wallace, ID. Did you visit the Bordello Museum while you were there ? ? ?
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It was Wallace, ID. Did you visit the Bordello Museum while you were there ? ? ?
I went by there, but they were open the day I was in town, so I had to pass and go and ride the Route of the Hiawatha instead .
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It was Wallace, ID. Did you visit the Bordello Museum while you were there ? ? ?
We may have but don't remember. I just remember going into the mine.
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Perhaps an 870 Remington might make better choice for safety. Rough!! We just had a shoot out at a Halloween Party in our "City Too Busy to Hate"
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