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Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining are welcoming Mark Danninger who will give a lecture called Mining Methods of the Park City District on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.
For over 100 years the Park City area was a notable underground mining center that employed a variety of mining methods and allied technologies. As the industry moved from the individual prospector to industrial scale ventures, the business of mining underwent advancements in ore body development, rock haulage, de-watering, and ventilation to name a few. Power initially came from strong backs, then horses and mules, followed by steam and electricity. During the 100 or so years of mining in the District the basic approach remained the same but the way in which it was done became quite an enterprise of engineering marvels and capital investment.
Mark Danninger is a Mining Engineer who graduated from Montana Tech in Butte, MT. He has spent 30 years working in the mining and chemical processing sectors, primarily in maintenance and project management. He is currently employed at Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper Mine in Salt Lake City.