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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, M. L.
dc.date1945-07
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:01:10Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:25:39Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:01:10Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:25:39Z
dc.identifierlibimagesU617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/6343
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2002-6-7.
dc.descriptionUSBM #61079; Mine openings. Wilton Mine, Truax-Traer Coal Company, Wilton, North Dakota. - M. L. Williams - July 1945.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.descriptionDonor: United States Bureau of Mines.
dc.description.abstractThe Wilton Mine opened in 1901 on one of the largest known lignite coal deposits in the US. By 1907 it was the largest underground lignite mine in the world. Truax-Traer Coal Company took over mining operations in 1930 and started open pit strip mining using large shovels. This method of operation resulted in unemployment for many of the region's coal miners. The extensive spoil piles left by the strip mining operations also created severe environmental problems. Truax-Traer operated a number of coal mines using strip mining techniques in North Dakota and other states. The Company was purchased by Consolidation Coal Company in 1962.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectTruax-Traer Coal Company
dc.subjectCoal mines and mining
dc.subjectUnderground mining
dc.titleWilton Mine, mine openings
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive
dc.contributor.institutionUnited States. Bureau of Mines


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