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May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
When the Daly West Shaft Collapsed
Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a Zoom lecture called When the Daly West Shaft Collapsed given by Brian Buck on Wednesday, May 5th from 5-6 p.m. Mountain Time.
Using information provided by Clark Martinez, Brian Buck will describe what happened in May 2015 when the top of the Daly West shaft collapsed and toppled the headframe. He will cover how shafts like Daly West are built, how they change over time, and the potential hazards created by these changes. He will also describe how the collapse event was responded to resulting in the current condition of the site and he will introduce concepts being considered to raise the headframe again.
Brian Buck is a geologist with more than 44 years of experience working with the mining industry in the western U.S. He has been a student of Park City mining history for years and enjoys explaining this history to others.
He is joined by Clark Martinez, a fourth generation Park City miner who has worked in the underground mines of Park City. He owns the Xcavation Company, widely known for closing, stabilizing and reclaiming mine sites. His company did the construction work for capping the Daly West shaft after its collapse.