2013 Mining History Association Tours

 

Platteville Museum, Bevans Lead Mine,

and British Hollow Smelter Site

Tour Leaders: Mark Langenfeld,

Stephanie Saager-Bourette and John Broihahn

June 7, 2013 

 

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While the Bevans Lead Mine never produced zinc, an exhibit illustrates the different mining method used in the zinc mines of the mining district.  The excessive number of roof bolts commemorates James Scott, a roof support pioneer and mining graduate of The Wisconsin Institute of Technology.

 

An exhibit showing timbering for roof support in the old lead mines.

An exhibit portrays miners working underground with only candles for light.

 

 

The hoist at the top of the Bevans Lead Mine shaft lifts the buckets of ore from the workings below.

Mike Kaas examines the ore on the grizzly and declares it “high grade.”

 

 

(Left to right) Mark Langenfeld, tour leader, Dwight Klassen, Ed Raines, and Stephanie Saager-Bourette, Museum Director.

 

A photograph of the original Wisconsin Mining School building in Platteville.

An unusual device patented by a Platteville resident.  Hint: It is not a piece of mining equipment.  Can you guess its purpose?  Click Here for the answer.


Photo Credits: Mike and Pat Kaas, Johnny Johnsson

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