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Mining

From an engineering standpoint, mining is virtually all-encompassing.  There are the common fundamentals of surveying, design, planning, and management, but there are also unique challenges related to the operational environment, the workforce, and the nature of the geology.

Take a trip a half-mile below the surface of the earth in a Gold Rush-era mine. Follow this link to read my report describing the geology of the Sixteen-to-One Mine in Alleghany, CA. There are also new videos of the operation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZDQysk2XA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBurrtFEFo&w=420&h=315

Huell Howser visited the mine in 1993, and you can see the segment on California’s Gold from Chapman University archives here:

http://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/1993/12/10/buried-treasure-californias-gold-401/

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