Bonne Terre, Missouri
 
Bonne Terre Mine- March 27, 1999
   

The Second Bonne Terre Mine Expedition was on March 27, 1999.
The Mine is located in Bonne Terre, Missouri; about an hour Southwest of St. Louis in the foot hills of the Ozark Mountains. The team this time only included Chuck and I. The expedition was geared to bring Chuck up to speed and give him an overview of the mine logistics.We stayed at the Park & Allen Lodge. It's basically a bunk house with few amenities. It was very economical and located right on the mine entrance grounds. I ended up with a bed that sank, a good foot, down in the middle. Although I couldn't roll over at night it was generally quite comfortable.We did manage to hook up the video camera to an old black and white TV in the great room to look over the days dives on Saturday evening. We also found a great little bar/restaurant down the road apiece, on this trip, called the "Shamrock" serving great prime rib along with some good company. We did three dives on Saturday the 27th and one on Sunday the 28th, before starting the eight hour drive back home.


Bonne Terre Mine 99 03 keyhole
Bonne Terre Mine 99 06 newspaper
Bonne Terre Mine 99 07 newspaper
Bonne Terre Mine 99 10 ore cart
Bonne Terre Mine 99 11 ore cart
Bonne Terre Mine 99 12 inside ore cart
Bonne Terre Mine 99 16 steps
Bonne Terre Mine 99 20 structure
Bonne Terre Mine 99 23 structure
Bonne Terre Mine 99 25 broken sluice pipe
Bonne Terre Mine 99 28 tracks
Bonne Terre Mine 99 30 tipover and shovel
Bonne Terre Mine 99 32 mine shaft
Bonne Terre Mine 99 33 ore cart
Bonne Terre Mine 99 35 divers
Bonne Terre Mine 99 37 inside ore cart
Bonne Terre Mine 99 38 shovel and jackhammer
Bonne Terre Mine 99 42 dynamite
Bonne Terre Mine 99 44 chapel room
Bonne Terre Mine 99 47 grate
Bonne Terre Mine 99 48 bubbles
Bonne Terre Mine 99 50 oxydation
Bonne Terre Mine 99 51 city gates
Bonne Terre Mine 99 52 city gates
Bonne Terre Mine 99 Marys Beam
Bonne Terre Mine 99 Shaft
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