Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (3)

This is the last of my mining-related posts for now, and in it I'll show you some of the equipment in the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. All of these are operational and were demonstrated to us; all were very loud as they use compressed air for power. First is a machine used to move rocks quickly.
Next is a drill used to bore into the rock. After the holes were drilled they would have been filled with explosives.
Here's a hoist used to raise ore from lower levels.
And finally, an underground ride that took us from one section of mine to another.
I hope you've enjoyed my extended series on gold mining in the local area, I've certainly had fun posting these photos. Next week I'll find something else to post about for Our World Tuesday.

10 comments:

  1. Great pictures of this part of your tour and I have loved every post. I was here and then left your site to go look up where this mine was (and then where Cripple Creek was) and then to add the whole thing to my 'must visit when in Colorado' list. Thanks for all of this.

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  2. An interesting series Al as I doubt there are many gold mines that allow public access.

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  3. You saved the 'best' for last ~ wonderful photos and post ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful and happy week ~ ^_^

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  4. Very interesting post with good pictures.

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  5. Interesting. My grandfather on my mother's side worked in underground copper mines so I am fascinated by the whole thing.

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  6. Great shots of interiors of Gold mine.

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  7. I like that some of these mines are open to the public. A visit will be informative and interesting. I have noticed different mines use different techniques. #OurWorldTuesday

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  8. they had some amazing equipment.

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