Mining Test

Mine in Ouray ColoradoQuick Test on Colorado Mining

  1. What is the correct term for a large pile of rocks adjacent to a mine?
  2. Why did prospectors prefer burros to mules?
  3. A mine opening in the side of a mountain is called what?
  4. Next to accidents inside a mine, what was the greatest threat to a miner’s safety?
  5. What nineteenth century mining technology lead to today’s ski lifts?
  6. What was a widow maker?

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