ebtmikado wrote:Last time I was in the area, a few years ago, the tipple of the Peters Mine, at the end of the Ringwood Branch was still accessible.
It was a walk of a few hundred feet from the road.
I would be careful about hiking in around the Peter's Mine. There are vent shafts that may be unmarked, or unprotected. It is (was) a federal Superfund clean-up site so I don't know how much it has been secured to keep the public out.
http://www.northjersey.com/specialrepor ... ?scpromo=1
is a link to the story of how the Ringwood mine area, and it's residents, were the victims of negligence by industry.
has a link to Peter's Mine, with photos. It also has links to 2 other Ringwood mines, the Blue Mine and the Hope Mine.
is a link to the history of the people who live in the Ringwood mine area. Very interesting reading.
is a link to the story of the extensive iron mining that occured in the Ringwood area.
I grew up in Wanaque, just south of Ringwood, and it wasn't until I got a computer back in 2000 that I realized just how much this area played in the history of our country and how extensive the railroads were in this area. I've spent a lot of enjoyable hours reading the various websites about this area.