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  • Colorado-Mines

    Placer gold mining was soon joined by hard rock mining, as prospectors followed the gold to its source veins in the mountains. Gold in some upper gravel benches north of the Blue River was recovered by hydraulic mining. Gold production decreased in the late 1800s, but revived in 1908 by gold dredging operations along the Blue River and Swan River.

  • The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining | eHISTORY

    Industrial work during the nineteenth century was often hazardous. Nowhere was this situation more true that in coal mining. By the 1860s some anthracite coal mines in northeastern Pennsylvania had reached as much as 1,500 feet into the earth. Miners reached these depths with technologies that, by later standards, would seem primitive.

  • Cowboy Kisses: The Dangers of Coal Mining in the 1800's

    Aug 16, 2013 · The Dangers of Coal Mining in the 1800's The mines back in the 1800's were not built like they are today. In fact most of the smaller mines back then didn't .