2013 Mining History Association Tours

 

Shullsburg and Mineral Point, WI

Tour Leaders: Mark Langenfeld,

Jim Jewell, and Tracey Roberts

June 9, 2013

 

 

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The entrance to the Badger Mine was a narrow circular staircase in a shaft that reached the shallow mine only 45 feet below the surface.

 

The group of MHAers gather at the foot of the shaft before touring the mine workings.

Susan Canty and her fellow MHAers follow the drift at the bottom of a mined out fissure stope.

 

The miners followed the lead ore and removed only a minimum of waste rock.  The result was a labyrinth of mine openings.

 

The algae on the wall of the fissure drift may be the result of surface and/or groundwater entering the mine.

 

Another view of the Badger Mine underground workings.

 

(Left to right) Pat Kaas, Carmen and Bill Culver, and Lynn Drew, back on the surface!

Leaving Shullsburg, the tour route passed through Darlington where the Lafayette County Courthouse is an example of the stonemason’s craft. The local yellow limestone is the principal building material.


Photo Credits: Mike and Pat Kaas, Susan Canty

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