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Dangers of Mining

Title: Photograph of Miners Lighting Fuses
Type: Photograph
Date: 1935
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: These miners are lighting explosive charges in a mine.

Photograph of Miners Lighting Fuses

Activities:

  1. What might make lighting an explosive's fuse by hand a dangerous job?



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  2. Since there are several fuses to be lit, what can you assume about how fast the fuses burn?



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  3. Are these men wearing and special clothing that will protect them from the blast?



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