Slusher, Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine
A slusher is shown underground at the Edgar Mine. Slushers are scraper or dragshovel loaders hauled along the tunnel floor by a hoist rope and used to move ore or waste rock. The Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine is located in Idaho Springs, Clear Creek County, Colorado. Originally known as the Edgar Mine, it produced silver and gold, and some lead and copper in the 1870s. The Big Five Mining Company leased the Mine to the School of Mines for training in 1921. The School eventually acquired the Mine and additional workings to develop the Experimental Mine as an underground classroom for ...
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