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    Quote Originally Posted by n430uh
    I am doing some research for a fiction book that I am writing. ... in which there was a small accident or disaster that claimed a dozen or so lives. ... I intend to leave history as such, but allow for my fiction to cause speculation into the disaster.
    You might check out a book called DEEP ENOUGH, by Frank Crampton. It's an old book, but might be available online at old book outlets, such as abebooks.com. The book is non-fiction, based on Crampton's mining life before he went into the US political arena. I haven't read it in a few years now, but recall that Crampton was trapped in a mine for nearly a month along with quite a few others. He goes into quite a bit of detail over many pages of his experiences trapped in the mine. Might give you some ideas for your manuscript.
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    Howdy.....The deepest abandoned mine I "know" of is located at Burke Idaho, a little north of Wallace. The Star Mine was known as "the mine that built Spokane Washington" . If memory serves....it was about 8500 feet deep. It was open for a brief time as the Star-Phoenix in the early 90's.....................Bob"

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    The deepest mine in the United States is the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota at over 8,000ft. It was recently abandonned in 2001, but there are plans to develop an underground research lab at the 8,000 ft level. The Morning Star mine in Idaho mentioned above is a close second at 7,900 ft.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/south-dakota

    http://www.pennaluna.com/maps.htm

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    The Deepest abandon mine in North America is the Quincy #2 Mine shaft at the Quincy Copper Mines in Hancock, MI. When is was shut down in 1945 it had reached a depth of 9260 feet on a 55 degree decline and was the worlds deepest mine at that time. Other mines outside the US have since gone much deeper, but the Quincy #2 remains the deepest shaft in the US.

    For reference:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy_Mine

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    Actually your somewhat incorrect. The deepest mine in the United states is the Quincy #2 mine shaft at the Quincy Copper mine in Hancock, MI. It was 9260 feet deep when it was closed in 1945. It was the deepest mine shaft in the world at that time. Since then there have been many mines that are deeper in the world outside of the US.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincy_Mine

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    Well after reading about all these "deepest mines" I really believe the question was " The deepest abandoned mine in the western US. If you read this Brian10x help me out here(he he). Little do they know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecile View Post
    Famous newspaperman Jim Townsend told this story back in the old days: http://www.explorehistoricalif.com/jan04.html
    If it's still around, it could possibly be the deepest mine that ever existed.
    This was an interesting article. - I think I would have liked to share a few drinks with Lying Jim.
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    Default Deepest abandon Gold Mine

    The deepest vertical shaft gold mine in North America is the Kennedy Mine in Jackson Calif. with an ultimate shaft depth of 5,980 feet with a lowest working level of 5,912 Feet. The Collar of the shaft is 1,400 Feet above Sea level. Mining in this mine shaft(s) has been closed and dormant since WWII. The Mine and all it's property are now owned and operated as a Historical Preservation Site by the Kennedy Mine Foundation and is open to the public. The Kennedy Mine Foundation has it's own Web site and Face Book Page.
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