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A site to way mark all kinds of mines from around the world, working or abandoned mines, metal (ie Tin, Copper, Zinc etc) or non metal mines (ie Coal, Diamond, Salt etc). To exclude quarries (ie where road stone or a none specific mineral is worked. To include open pits / mines ie Coal, Copper, Gypsum etc). Excludes natural caves unless exploited for mineral (ie Derbyshire Blue John Mines or similar). Can include named placer or alluvial mine sites.
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MinesMerry Christmas Mine Hill - Mineral Point, WI

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Lead Mining on the Merry Christmas Mine Hill began centuries ago by the Native Americans in the area. Europeans began mining on the hill in 1825. In the late 1800's zinc was discovered and this became one of the largest zinc mines in the country.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/1/2008

last visited: 11/25/2008

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SWSW146.1 km

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MinesSt. John Mine - Potosi, WI

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St. John Mine was originally a natural cave. The Native Americans in the area mined lead out of it. Settlers to the area continued mining the cave. Today the cave is privately owned and visitors can pay to take a guided tour.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 1/20/2009

last visited: 10/11/2008

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