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Photograph article dated January 14, 1963 partially reads, "Shelter seekers in the Antelope Valley's Rosamond area have found a real gold mine. They're working the tunnels and shafts of the old Tropico Gold Mine just as fervently as miners did 90 years ago. The current miners, however, struck it rich the first day. And their claims keeps getting better. 'We could shelter 5,000 here now, but not comfortably,' says Ronald Grey, civil defense director for the South Kern County School District... The mine has nine levels of tunnels, each dug 100 feet below the one above in hard rhyolite. Civil defense officials say that three feet of solid earth around a person will provide adequate shielding against nuclear fallout. But the topmost level of the Tropico Mine is 100 feet underground." Photo caption reads, "At mine-shelter entrance are Mack Pursell and Glen Settle. On top of potential haven for 5,000 persons is Ron Grey."; See images #00133511 through #00133514 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00133511 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d039_f28_i29 CARL0005577747 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63667
Abandoned mines--Risk assessment--California--Rosamond Abandoned gold mines--California--Rosamond Nuclear bomb shelters--California--Rosamond Mountain shelters--California--Rosamond Tunnel detection--California--Rosamond Tunnels--California--Rosamond Tunnels--Clearances Men--California--Rosamond Rosamond (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs Portrait photographs Group portraits