One man could direct the loose stones, merely by stepping on them, into a chute that led into an ore car
but had to be careful so as not to fall in with them.
On a personal note this reviewer remembers going to Disney Land in California back in 1976 and being simply fascinating with a coin operated Frito Chip dispenser that was in the form of a little mine shaft that would bring up a bag of Fritos in an ore car
with the Frito Chip Kid singing out it's arrival.
His sons started Zanetti Brothers with "a couple of mules and an ore car
," said Herb Zanetti Jr., the company's current president.
Three buckets filled the little iron ore car
to capacity, then Octavius pushed the car through the tunnel to the outside, manhandling it over the points where spur lines converged.
In about 1.5 miles, you'll see a sign for Ore Car
Mine; continue for 0.5 mile and descend into Lovell Wash.
The group uses a replica of an ore car
bearing its name in parades and other public events, such as the coming Fourth of July breakfast, lunch and bingo at downtown Coiner Park, and during the annual Bohemia Mining Days and July 21 breakfast in the Bohemia Saddle east of Cottage Grove.
Apparently a whole ore car
full of crystallized scorodite was mined but its specimen value was not recognized until most of it had been processed as ore; only about 30 specimens were saved.
In hand mucking, competitors shovel a ton of rock or sand into an ore car
, push it 15 feet on a narrow-gauge track, and dump it.
You'll walk into 30-foot-high caverns where sand was blasted and dug out, a workshop area with an ore car
and displays of tools, drills, and slush buckets, and the mine manager's office.
"We're looking at an international focus, particularly with our press moulding (product), ore car
suspensions and shotcrete wear pads.