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Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a lecture called Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold presented by Keith Droste on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.
The lecture will focus on this unique Park City Mining District enterprise. The four stages of Mayflower, the life of the mine, will be summarized including: Property Consolidation; New Park Mining Company Formation; New Park mine development openings with access tunnel, internal vertical shaft, and early sustaining production; and Hecla Mining Company joint venture investments and operating standards.
Keith Droste has over sixty-four years of mining experience in a variety of technical, exploration, operating, management, and consulting positions. His background includes underground and surface mining and processing. Keith worked for the Hecla Mining Company, The Bunker Hill Company and Day Mines, the Kennecott Copper Company, the FMC Gold Company, among many others. He was Superintendent of the Mayflower Mine from 1966-1969.
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Knispel at the Park City Museum 435-649-7457 ext. 102.