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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating. The tailings pond looks so inviting. I hate to think that water fowl might land there. I hope animal instinct keeps them away from the toxic water. I also wonder what will become of the pit after the water is purified and pumped away. Or, will that process continue indefinitely because of the water seepage?
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, HistoryDigger. The tailing pond is relatively shallow and I don't believe is anywhere near as contaminated as the pit water. But I still wouldn't swim in it (not that you could, the entire area is sealed off except to workers) The pit water really is not accessible to anything except birds flying in, and hopefully their natural fear of flying into a hole would keep them away. There's enough rivers and lakes nearby that they have a lot of options -- not like trying to...
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what a piece of history. I didn't even know this existed. Thanks for sharing this story.
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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Not-So-Hidden Gems in Historic Lewisburg

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel treasures she discovered while visiting Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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May 25, 2020: 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (Copper), Reno

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this beautiful and rare one-of-a-kind customized Rolls Royce, its body made of solid copper.
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Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the very interesting and remote Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, adjoining Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
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Re: Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
Are you sure that was black bear scat? Grizzlies are the more common bears in the area....
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Re: Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark, Alaska

Amateuremigrant ·
I walked the first visit, up the footpath through the woods from McCarthy accompanied by the frisson of fresh black bear scat. I took the road on subsequent trips !
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Copper River, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys fresh sockeye salmon, plentifully available in the Pacific Northwest during the summer months. He enjoyed see the Copper River in person as this is where most of the salmon he's cooked originate.
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The Original, Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the headframe of the first copper mine in Butte, a city with a rich copper mining legacy.
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Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Anaconda Smoke Stack. The 12 acres site contains a 585-feet chimney, still the largest in the world.
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