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Siltix Mine Disaster


On July 23, 1966, an explosion at the New River Company's Siltix mine near Mount Hope killed seven coal miners.

Learn more:
Siltix Mine Disaster: Official Statement (Ms2003-180)
Siltix Mine Disaster: Story Of Explosion And Recovery Operations (Ms2003-180)
Telegram Regarding the Siltix Mine Disaster (Ms2003- 180)
"Silence, Terror Grip 2,000 At Scene Of Death Mine"
"7 Die In Siltix Mine Explosion"


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