Monday, June 30, 2008


Some images of our short trip north.

Iron Mountain Iron Mine
This interesting and dramatic mine tour of the former East Vulcan Mine goes through 2,600 feet of underground drifts and tunnels to give an idea of what iron mining was really like. Visitors don raincoats and hard hats and ride the same railway system that took miners to their jobs, until the mine closed down in 1945. They experience the gloomy, drippy setting of a typical iron mine and also see some pretty things along the way, like a fault of rose quartz. .

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