Dutch Mountain Mine Above Forkston Rocks

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Post Tue. Jun. 28, 2011 11:11 am

Anyone been to the mine on top of dutch mountian? Its just above forkston rocks. The mine is still wide open to look at or go in, any info would be nice to hear.
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Post Mon. Jul. 11, 2011 10:01 pm

ok wheres duych mtn.????

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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 7:26 am

Near as I can figure, it is somewhere around here.....

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=forkston&hl=en&ll=4 ... 0,44.974,0

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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 7:48 am

Anthony, where the hell is Dutch Mountain?? ;)
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 7:49 am

kozel wrote:Near as I can figure, it is somewhere around here.....

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=forkston&hl=en&ll=4 ... 0,44.974,0
If you expand few to see the location A on the map and zoom to about 2000ft distance it is directly at the top of the page. Completely open mine no signs of anybody trying to seal it or barricade it. Is very old still has tree trunks for roof supports. Anyone know what happened thier or why they left? Sorry directions are shabby
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 7:53 am

freetown fred wrote:Anthony, where the hell is Dutch Mountain?? ;)
Sorry Fred... mountain range that separates eastern sullivan and western wyoming county pennsylvania. Mostly cabins and state game lands.
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 12:54 pm

Outstanding. Thank you--sounds like an interesting day trip :) It'll help me work on my social skills. :clap: toothy
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 1:21 pm

Hey now ive called this home for some time now and I have all my teeth ;)
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 4:30 pm

I got em, they just spend alot of time on the sink :oops: :rofl:
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Post Tue. Jul. 12, 2011 5:26 pm

I don't know if thier are any good resources online to find any information about mines online. Hell id assume if thier was scranton residents wouldnt be loosing sheds in 20 foot deep holes all the time. :hammer:
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Post Wed. Jul. 13, 2011 10:48 am

anthony7812 wrote:I don't know if thier are any good resources online to find any information about mines online. Hell id assume if thier was scranton residents wouldnt be loosing sheds in 20 foot deep holes all the time. :hammer:
Hiram, you may find the links on this page of interest. These people are interested in mines regardless of what they produced. There is a forum as well.

Interesting Site on Abandoned Mines

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Post Wed. Jul. 13, 2011 5:19 pm

Well the abandoned mines net website its the pennsylvania bituminous mine 3rd one down. I thought these areas of coal bed was anthracite but how bout that. Well thank you Kozel. Need to spend some time searching that site for any more info. Kinda neat learning about your hometown heritage.
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Post Fri. Jul. 15, 2011 9:09 pm

I've been there a couple of times. I would love to have the Cherry tree's in that area.

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Post Sat. Jul. 16, 2011 10:56 am

Nice 10 acre cabin lot would be perfect up thier. Deer in fall winter, trout fishing in spring. Lots a swimming areas in the summer.
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Post Fri. Feb. 17, 2012 3:15 am

I seen that mine about ten years ago, but I had no interest in exploring it at the time. Spent about eleven hours near it putting out a forest fire. It's in our "primary coverage" area, and we have detailed maps for search and rescue, but I haven't venture off the beaten path since I sold my Jeep. If I knew it was on state land, I'd have no problem going to it, but I don't like to trespass.
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