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dc.date1900?-1999?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:00:11Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:46Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:00:11Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:46Z
dc.identifierlibimagesU250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/6453
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2002-05-16.
dc.descriptionUSBM #56986; Figure 1. Fire in Tonopah-Belmont shaft, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada.
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.abstractFire engulfs the headframe and surface buildings of the Tonopah-Belmont Mine (Belmont Mine) in Tonopah, Nevada. Silver was discovered on the future site of Tonopah in 1900 and the site quickly became a booming camp. The Tonopah-Belmont Mining Company was formed in 1902. In 1911 a fire broke out at the bottom of the Belmont shaft and 17 men died from the fire's toxic fumes. The Tonopah-Belmont Mine was reopened and continued to produce silver and gold until another fire closed the Mine in 1939.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectSilver mines and mining
dc.subjectUnderground mining
dc.titleFire in Tonopah-Belmont shaft
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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