Osceola Mine Progress Report

   10/2001: The aftermath of the flood of "97 is still being dealt with at the Osceola Mine. Progress is still being made in a positive direction for assessing the situation underground. Inventory and assessments of other long forgotten tunnels and shafts are also underway.

 

Photo by Gerard Forsman

Welded supports under the slab.

   The ground underneath the stationary compressors had eroded away during the flood. As a temporary measure, the roof supports were extended to solid ground and set in concrete.

 

Photo by Gerard Forsman

Damaged back wall in the mill.

The flood had also destroyed part of the back wall in the mill when debris came down the hill.

 

Photo by Gerard Forsman

Back wall repaired.

The back wall was repaired with concrete and steel.

 

Photo by Gerard Forsman

New Portal, Compressor Building and Mill.

   Steel safety doors have been installed around the diesel powered compressor allowing complete access and removal when needed.

 

 

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