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GOSSAN MINES: A dangerous place to work

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Mining dangers included falling down shafts and fires sparked by combustible materials.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

Moving a mountain with steam shovels and explosives and hollowing out the earth below through tunneling presented danger and challenges at Gossan Mines in Carroll County.
Work was periodically interrupted as various kinds of emergencies would occur.
Newspaper archives on the mines held by the Carroll County Historical Society Museum contain articles on different kinds of problems that arose at Gossan Mines.


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