2005 Mining History Association Field Trip

 

Franklin/Sterling Hill, NJ Mining District

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

June 19, 2005

Tour Hosts: Richard and Robert Houck

 

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Statue of Richard (left) and Robert (right) Houck who preserved the Sterling Hill Mine after it closed in 1986 and developed it into the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Gary Prazen is the sculptor.

 

 

View of the exterior of the Sterling Hill Mine change house, now a museum, and mine office buildings.  The conveyor from the mill to the concentrate storage bins and railroad load-out are seen at the rear.

Dick Houck describes the exhibits in the miner’s change house.

Dynamite car for transporting explosives underground.

 

Blasting machines on display in the change house exhibit area.

Lunch boxes full of minerals.  The Franklin and Sterling Hill Miners’ Retirement Program!

 

Dawn and Johnny Johnsson hiking down from the  mill.  The concentrate storage bins and load-out are behind them.

Karen and Mark Vendl taking a break by a California stamp mill in the equipment yard.


Photo Credits: Johnny Johnsson, Mike Kaas and John Park

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