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National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum “Champion” Core Drill

By |  September 8, 2015

The “Champion” core drill, No. 23, was built by M. C. Bullock Co. around 1879. The drill has a 1,500 ft. capacity, and it’s diameter of core is 1 1/8 in. Even though the machine weighs approximately 1, 250 lbs., it was designed to be easily dismantled for transport on mule back or for moving point to point in a mine. You can see more historic mining innovations at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, Colo.

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