Mar 30, 2010

Ishkooda No. 14 and Redding Hoist House

Posted by: Naaman 

Ishkooda 14 (Formerly Eureka 2) was a Tennessee Coal and Iron ore mine on Birmingham's Red Mountain. There are several feet of dirt/debris in front of the portal. TCI sealed the slope with a concrete plug when the mine was abandoned. 1895 denotes when mining began on the site and the 1941 date denotes upgrades or reopening after the Great Depression.

Redding was a 400-feet deep shaft mine that connected to the Songo slope mine. It was operational from 1917 - 1927 and is the only vent shaft iron ore mine on Red Mountain.

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5 comments:

  1. Shame that they are putting giant fences with "NO TRESPASSING" and "DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND THIS POINT" all over the mine areas at the park now.

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