The Dally Slate Co. Photo Gallery
2006

American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
Non-profit preservation, restorations and education
  1. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
  2. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    #3 Shaft travels to a depth of 2300 feet
  3. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    12 foot diameter by 2300 foot shaft installed in 1976. All equipment in and out of the mine have to be hoisted here.
  4. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Hoist signals
  5. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Checking in on the check tag board before going underground.
  6. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Final safety briefing before going to the shaft cage.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    Shaft cage
  8. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Shaft bottom at the No. 6 salt bed 2300 foot level.
  9. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    A salt cutter and loader await at our first stop.
  10. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Keep in mind ALL the equipment comes down the shaft to work underground.
  11. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Our transportation underground is a diesel truck.
  12. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    To maintain proper air ventilation flow we passed through several air doors.
  13. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Ray Mercado awaiting to travel up the slope underground.
  14. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Pete Jedlicka eager to see how the mining was done on the old No 4 salt bed.
  15. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Rock salt as it appears underground before mining in it's natural form.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    The original double drum hoist on the No. 1 slope at the top of the No. 4 salt bed level. Still used to transport equipment between levels.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    The original rail haulage equipment still remains on the No. 4 salt level over 1900 feet underground. This will make it to the surface for restoration within the same year.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    Locomotive battery boxes still staged underground near the charging station.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    One of the original charging stations.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    A second 2 ft ga Baldwin Westinghouse Locomotive located on the same level.
  21. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Pushed off to the side. Hopefully someday our team can restore this one as well.
  22. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    One of the salt haulage dump cars. One of many still underground.
  23. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    On the No. 4 salt level we can clearly see the original method mined "chasing" the bed of salt using the stope methods.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    Miles and miles of conveyor belt are underground. This replaced the rail haulage system.
  25. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Back near the shaft bottom. You thought air mail was unique.....try getting the post office to deliver here.
  26. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Dave makes a call to the hoist operator to get a a cage ride back to the surface.
  27. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    Back on the surface you can see Shaft 1 to the left and Shaft 3 to the right. Cayuga Lake in the foreground.
  28. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    The skip hoist haulage system that takes the rock salt to the surface. Each 16 ton skip will maintain a balanced hoisting system for the No. 1 shaft.
  29. Rock Salt Mine
    Rock Salt Mine
    The top of the skip hoist headframe can be seen from miles.
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    Rock Salt Mine
    Nordberg double drum skip hoist serving the No.1 shaft.