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Dangers of Mining

Title: Report About a Mud Slide
Type: Document
Date: February 5, 1924
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: One of the mines filled suddenly with mud one day. This report describes the accident and deaths that resulted.
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Report About a Mud Slide

Activities:

  1. Why would more people have been killed at the lower levels than the upper ones?



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  2. What could cause a large amount of mud to suddenly come into a mine shaft?



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  3. What might have caused the rush of air that the miner described?



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  4. How could being underground have made this an even more dangerous situation?



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