Miner's Memorial - Sunshine Mine, Idaho
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 47° 31.689 W 116° 02.870
11T E 571672 N 5264297
Quick Description: Sculpture is part of memorial for miners who lost their lives in the Sunshine Mine disaster May 2, 1972.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 9:19:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM2BA2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member robbdogg120
Views: 85

Long Description:
The Sunshine mining disaster occurred May 2, 1972. Fire broke out in the mine and smoke, carbon monoxide and other gases swept through the mine tunnels and shafts. There were 178 miners working at various levels in the mine, 85 made it to safety, 2 miners were found alive seven days later. The last of the 91 victims was brought out of the mine on May 13. The disaster was the worst hard-rock mining accident in the country since 1917. The Sunshine Mine is the nation's largest silver mine over a mile deep and over 100 miles of tunnels.

For a fuller account of the disaster see Mine Rescue Association account.

Located I-90 & Big Creek Road, halfway between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho; leading to Sunshine Mine, Idaho

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Miner's Memorial

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Ken Lonn

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 5/2/1974

Materials used: Paint steel

Location: Not listed

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