Showing posts with the label Mining

Nesting Trucks

A 35 ton truck in the bed of a 240 ton truck.

Tyrone Mine Reclamation

Over 3,000 acres of waste rock piles from the Tyrone copper mine have been capped, contoured, and reseeded to prevent erosion and contamination.

Silver City

 Silver City Museum

The Silver City Museum is a local history museum that is located in the H. B, Ailman House; the former home of the owner of one of the area's richest silver mines.


Mercury mining brought thousands of people to Terlingua, Texas, from the 1890s through the 1940s. Today, it is a ghost town in which tourists outnumber the residents.


Jerome is an old mining town perched on the side of Cleopatra Hill that was once home to almost 15,000 people. The mines shut down in the 1950s. The town currently has about 500 residents.

Cliffs Shaft Iron Mine Museum

When visiting Ishpeming, Michigan, it is hard to not notice the headframe towers of the former Cliffs Shaft iron mine.  The property is now a museum. Unfortunately, we were not able to visit this museum because (like every other iron mining museum we encountered) it was closed as we passed through the area. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from June through September. Perhaps, we can again visit Ishpeming on a day that's not a Monday. :)

We did get to look at some samples of iron and the equipment used to mine it in the front yard of the museum.