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Mrs. Josephene C. Adams, wife of Colonel W. H. Adams, manager of Arminius Mines, Mineral, VA

A portrait of and unidentified women involved somehow with the Mineral Pyrite Mines.

This image displays a man standing by a wheel near shafts number 1 and 3 at the Arminius Mines. The Arminius Mines had approximately three hundred employees, many of which lived in residences on the property. At the turn of the century, salaries of…

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This image is of miners standing in front of the building beside shaft number 3 at the Arminius Mines. The Arminius Mines workforce was always changing, creating a stream of labor coming in and out of the Mineral area. A large portion of the workers…

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Aerial image of the railroad coming into the Arminius Mines. Caption states that it is "from shaft 3." Each railroad car would carry twenty five tons of ore.The railroad transported ore from the mines to numerous locations east of the Mississippi…

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This image is of miners at the Arminus Mines posing together. A clergyman is present in the middle and it is evident how many children grew up around and worked in the mines. Frequently, the miners weren’t steady long-term employees. They worked…

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This image is of one of the main buildings at the Allah Cooper Mine. There were twenty-four mines in the Mineral area, all near Contrary Creek.

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This image is of Albon P. Mann, Superintendent of the Arminius Mines. Albon P. Mann carried the main responsibility for the productivity of the mine and was in constant correspondence with manufacturers whom he had made contracts with. His brother,…

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This postcard displays the buildings of the Arminius Mines in the wintertime. Winter presented a whole new set of challenges for the mines. During the colder months, moisture would enter the ore and freeze while it was transported in railroad cars.…

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