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GARDNERVILLE, Nevada, United States
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We went on a tour 1/2 mile underground

You enter 6'x6' cages with ten other people to be lowered into the mine

You are lowered by this Headframe

You get in these cars to move thru the tunnel

This is the little electric tug the pulls or pushes you thru the tunnel

The blue is the Iron Ore

To get to the drilling sight you had to go up manways. The miners used wooden ladders the spiral staircase is for the tourists.

They would always drill up and blast using the slag to build a new floor to go higher

Used to move supplies like dynamite

Ore conveyor to load the train cars

This mine is a State Park and is on the National Historical Registry

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