ABM Logo High Ledge Mine

The High Ledge mine is near the old Morris Canal, in Roxbury, NJ.  The mine  was opened in 1880, worked and yielded 1120 tons of iron ore. In 1883 it was re-opened for a short time and then closed again. The site shows evidence of a roaster (The iron was said to have 3 percent sulfur), pump foundations. 


The entrance to the High Ledge Mine

Looking inside..

Mine bugs surround a drill hole..

At the end of the tunnel, a stope is seen to the left..

The stope was also accessed via this shaft..

Drill marks in the stope..

The shaft from the outside..

My Guide is Bob, here he points out the foundation remains..

4 bolts held a steam engine of some sort..



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