Posts from ‘January, 2011’

Redbridge Mine Adventure Part 1

The adventure that was Red Bridge.  This is how determination and ambition can sometimes cause pain. Bob and I had read about the red Bridge Mine from old books. Worked in the 1840′s, the descriptions mentioned various tunnels, shafts, and even the story of a woodsman who killed his son and caved in the mine [...]

Nevada Explorations

From a recent trip i took to Nevada! 1/3/11 – Sultan Mine, Goodsprings, NV I met up with Joanne at about 10am and followed down I-15 south. After 20 miles, we turned off on a road and quickly turned off onto a dirt road. After 30 minutes of offroading, we approached the mine. Tailings could [...]

Photographing Fish

The fellow behind me in the line at the Costco photo department noticed the PA coal mining pictures I was reviewing.  “Looks like quite an adventure” he said.  Yes it was.  This led to my explaining about ABM and what we do.  I usually mention that our trips are 80% hiking to search for mines, [...]

Tight Squeeze and false floor!

A few days ago Dan and myself followed up on a tip from Mike one of our underground members on an opening he found while exploring the woods in Northwest NJ.  Sure enough from his directions we found the opening to an iron mine.  At ABM we have certain safety rules that we follow ALL [...]