Month: February 2011

Mines

The Brick Yard

When the Osceola started up the South Kearsarge it spared every expense it could with the mine’s surface accommodations. Most…
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A Trestle Runs Through It?

Accompanying any hoist is a boiler, a ruin that is always close nearby. Unfortunately most boiler ruins are rather skimpy…
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A Buffalo Connection

When exploring the South Kearsarge ruins it doesn’t take long before the Osceola’s influence becomes strikingly clear. The most noticeable…
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The Big Red “H”

A sinking hoist can only get you so deep, and the No.1 shaft at South Kearsarge would end up reaching…
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Along Old Iroquois

The Kearsarge Lode was first discovered by the original Kearsarge Mine – now known as the North Kearsarge – around…
Copper Falls Mine

A Copper Falls Map

As I’ve noted before, Petherick Hill is littered with a fortune’s worth of old mine workings, over 35 shafts and…
Copper Falls Mine

A History of Copper Falls (p2)

After two failed endeavors along two separate fissure veins atop Petherick Hill, the struggling Copper Falls Mine became desperate to…
Copper Falls Mine

A History of Copper Falls (p1)

The Copper Falls mine was one of the regions pioneers, established when the government was still issuing land leases out…
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More Copper Falls Clues

As I’ve noted before there isn’t a great deal left of the sprawling collection of mines that once occupied Petherick…
Copper Falls Mine

Clues To The Underground

More then a century after the last mine ceased operations along it’s slopes, Petherick Hill is still a rather wild…
Copper Falls Mine

The Spencer (p2)

It didn’t take long for us to discover that we weren’t yet finished with the Spencer surface plant. In fact…
Copper Falls Mine

The Spencer (p1)

The Copper Falls mine was a mine of many faces; an operation that mined several veins and lodes during its…