Posts Tagged ‘caves’

Diving at Bonne Terre Mine

bonne terre mine diving

Bonne Terre Mines were the largest lead ore mining site in North America operating from 1860 until 1962.

Bonne Terre Mine Tours offer tourists and divers one of the most unique opportunities to step back in time that can be found in North America. The Bonne Terre Mines were founded in the1860’s in Bonne Terre Missouri about an hour’s drive south of St. Louis. Bonne Terre which means good soil in French had the largest deposit of lead ore in North America. For just over a century the mines produced the majority of the lead ore used in the United States, if not the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the most awe inspiring places on Earth. Located in South East New Mexico in the United States of America, the park is located near Carlsbad New Mexico. Carlsbad Caverns National park covers an area of nearly 47,000 acres and has over 400,000 visitors of all ages annually.

Carlsbad Caverns are a series of connecting caves, caverns and tunnels which extend under ground in the Guadalupe Mountains for over a mile. The caves are some of the largest in North America and feature fascinating stalagmites and stalactites that are millions of years old.

visiting Carlsbad Caverns

Stalactites in Carlsbad Caverns took hundreds of thousands of years to develop and are still very slowly growing.

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Copyright 2016 Mike Wilson