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At each level on the incline, the track could be lifted up by the miners so an ore cart could continue down to a lower level.
Warning noted! Watching your step in these old mines is always a good idea.
Some of these mines were worked up to the late 50s and early 60s. Obviously this mine was electrified.
Matthew and Tony are trying to figure out how to get the cart out of the mine and shipped back to Tony's home in England. Well not really, but he did think it was pretty neat.
The C.S. Card Iron Works manufactured a variety of mining equipment.
I'm not certain why anyone would pick that up, but I grabbed a photo before stepping safely away.
All of these drill bits were in a pile on the ground. We picked them up and stacked them on a beam. There were over 20 of them.

Note: On my most recent trip to the mine I revisited this stope and someone has taken all of the drill bits leaving none for anyone to see and enjoy.
No mine is complete without explosives boxes.
This wrapper is interesting. Touching the nitro that leaked out of dynamite would give the miners severe headaches. This must have made them happy.
This was Kelly's first time exploring a large mine. Of course we had to go see the dynamite.
That is a lot of dynamite all in one place. Of course we had to take a photo!
Here's Kelly heading up into a stope. She did really well for her first trip underground.
Kelly takes her turn playing with the side dump ore car. I have to admit, it is pretty neat.
This drift looks like something straight out of a Disneyland ride. It has to be one of the most picturesque stopes I've ever seen.