Mining history class planned in Ogdensburg


Make text smaller Make text larger





Former miner and geologist Ron Mishkin will give a class on the 300-year history of mining in New Jersey at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St., in Ogdensburg on Saturday, March 15.

Mishkin will discuss how ore bodies were discovered and developed, how mining towns grew, key inventions, the evolution of mining methods and technology, differences between coal and metal mines, environmental hazards, silicosis and black lung disease, accident statistics and more. The innovative Edison Iron mine on Sparta Mountain will be described. The history of iron, zinc, and copper mines in New Jersey will be addressed, the importance of Cornish miners and engineers to mining worldwide. Attendees will hear Mishkin's experience in four mines and will be able to examine ore speciiments.

The fee will be $15 for adults and $10 for seniors age 60 and older. Payment must be made upon arrival. Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

To register, call 973-663-1296 or send an email to Ron Mishkin at uetp@optonline.net.




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Sparta lawyer named to organization's director
The Center for Prevention and Counseling announces the appointment of Janine Cerra, Attorney at Law, as a new member to their...
Read more »
Image

Wildfires legislation passes Assembly
Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Parker Space allowing controlled burns of forests and open lands to protect...
Read more »

Palumbo named to Leading Edge Society
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gross & Jansen REALTORS today announced that Mary Palumbo has been named to the esteemed...
Read more »
Image

4-H plans afterschool STEM program
Rutgers 4-H Youth Development has extensive experience in Design It! and Explore It! projects and is ready to train and equip afterschool organizations to bring this fun,...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Palumbo named to Leading Edge Society
  • Apr 19, 2018
Local News
Wildfires legislation passes Assembly
  • Apr 19, 2018
Local News
4-H plans afterschool STEM program
  • Apr 19, 2018
Cartoons
(No heading)
  • Apr 18, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Lafayette, NJ