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    FOREST COUNTY MINES

    Does anyone have any information on a silver mine in the Forest/Warren County area of Pa. I had a little bit of information about it, but in a recent move it accidentally got shredded with old papers. If anybody has any information that they could send me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Re: FOREST COUNTY MINES

    I don't think these are what your looking but thought I would post just in case

    Silver Mine Knob
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/polycomm/aug/sil8897.htm

    Pequea Silver Mine
    The Pequea silver mine near Conestoga in Lancaster County was worked from before the Revolutionary War to 1875. A minor amount of mining was done about 1900. The ore is silver-bearing galena in the Cambrian Vintage Dolomite. Production is unknown.
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/...pdfs/v36n1.pdf
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ma...sgs/pequea.jpg
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/.../smithlead.pdf







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    Re: FOREST COUNTY MINES

    all I have on Forrest County is this

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    Re: FOREST COUNTY MINES

    I found this link, it's a story written about Aughanbaugh Mountain and refers to silver mines and caves. I have no idea where the places are the are referred in this story. I think it may be the same place as Aughanbaugh Gap which is near my place BUT I have never heard anything about Silver Mines around here. I did a search for some of the places mentioned in the story, but they are several with the same name so it doesn't help much.

    Anyways, here is the link. Maybe it will help give clues or something. If nothing else, it's an interesting read.

    http://home.alltel.net/jmshaffer/silver.htm

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    Re: FOREST COUNTY MINES

    i live in forrest co Marrienville never heard this before thanks

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    Re: FOREST COUNTY MINES

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    all I have on Forrest County is this




    Funny you posted this. Ive been researching this mine and its story. I actually have a trip up to tionesta this weekend & hope to hit the library. This is the exact thing that got me signed up here. And i got on here today cause i was finally going to ask if anyone knew anything on it. Quite funny.

    So Ron if this is the mine you were asking about, perhaps pm me.


    Ive searched this site and havent found anything other than the legend itself. But here it is for the curious....

    "Somewhere in the Allegheny National Forest to the west of the town of Tionesta, Pennsylvania is a cave reputed to be full of silver.

    During the late 1700s, a white settler named Hill got lost and sought shelter in a cave for the night. Inside the cave he saw veins of silver running everywhere through the walls and ceiling. In the floor was a great pit filled with pure silver. When he managed to find his way home, he was unable to find his way back to the cave.

    Hill's story was backed up by an early entrepreneur who traded liquor with the indigenous Indians in exchange for furs and silver. When he asked them where they got all their silver, legend has it that they blindfolded him and took him to a cave matching the one described in Hill's story.

    Pure silver was found in Indian burial grounds near Irvine, Warren County - approximately 15 miles upstream from Tionesta. However, the Cave of Silver has never been found."


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    Just wondering if anyone has come up with new info on this topic.

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    Have you ever heard of this ? Read it in a history book of the area. Just found it on the net. Warren county, Pennsylvania: In 1977, hikers found part of a silver bar weighing 2 pounds in a rock crevice somewhere in the hills near Sheffield. It is believed that the piece was a part of a much larger cache somewhere in the area.

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    Nothing new on the mines & never heard of the bars being found. That is a new one for me ---could they be one lead or could the bars be from the mine that were poured & forgotten about/lost.
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