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Drilling Innovation at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

By |  October 7, 2016

A historic timeline and collection of artifacts from Boart Longyear dating back to the late 1800s is on display at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado.

Exhibit artifacts include patented bit designs; an 1891 drilling services contract; early 1900s catalogs showcasing Longyear’ s drilling products; a San Francisco Chronicle story, “The World’s Greatest Span,” featuring a photo of a Longyear drilling crew and its’ role in the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge; and personal items from company founder Edward J. Longyear.

The exhibit can be viewed at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, the only federally chartered mining hall of fame and museum in the U.S.

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