Soudan Underground Mine State Park

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Soudan Underground Mine State Park


Location:Take US 169 to Soudan and follow the signs.
Facilities:Picnic area (é), flush toilets (é), hiking trails (5 miles), self-guided trail (0.5 miles), boat access, visitor center (é), historic site, interpretive exhibits, gift shop.
Activities:Lake fishing, boating, hiking, mine tours, nature programs, wildlife observation, birding.
Special Features:For the hour-and-a-half tour, visitors don hard hats and descend by elevator a half-mile down into the mine, then board a rail car to see the deepest areas. Above ground, visitors can explore the dry house, drill shop, crusher house, and engine house and walk the boardwalk past one of the deepest open mine pits.
Address:PO Box 335
Soudan, MN 55782

Phone:218-753-2245
Fax:218-753-2246
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/soudan_underground_mine
Size: 1,250 acres.

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In addition, the mass of the proposed dark matter particles that Hooper and Goodenough infer from their analysis is consistent with findings from two terrestrial dark matter detection experiments--COGENT, in the Soudan mine in Minnesota, and DAMA, in the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory near Rome (SN: 8/28/10, p.
The numbers are too small," said Tarek Saab, a UF assistant professor and one of dozens of physicists participating in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search II, or CDMS II, experiment based in the Soudan mine in Northern Minnesota.
In a clean room accessible only by researchers dressed in full protective regalia--white jumpsuit, booties and gloves--the team is now building a new experiment at the Soudan mine, SuperCDMS.
WIMPs streaming in from space would very rarely jostle the germanium nuclei, 730 meters underground in the Soudan mine, generating a tiny amount of heat and slightly altering the charge on the detectors in a characteristic pattern.
A few years ago the detector in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota indicated that strange, highly energetic, electrically neutral particles seem to come from Cygnus (SN: 10/12/85, p.