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Underground and Radioactive: Adventures of a Uranium Miner in 1970s New Mexico

Underground and Radioactive: Adventures of a Uranium Miner in 1970s New Mexico

by R.D. Saunders
Underground and Radioactive: Adventures of a Uranium Miner in 1970s New Mexico

Underground and Radioactive: Adventures of a Uranium Miner in 1970s New Mexico

by R.D. Saunders

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Overview

Capturing for posterity the vanishing world of uranium mining, this candid memoir recounts the author's adventures and misadventures working underground in 1970s New Mexico, the "Uranium Capital of the World." Detailed descriptions of the tools, methods and hazards of uranium mining, along with character sketches and entertaining anecdotes, provide a colorful glimpse of a bygone way of life--drilling, blasting and mucking the sandstone of the Grants mineral belt in the San Juan Basin.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476628851
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 220
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

R.D. Saunders is a retired economist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
R.D. Saunders is a retired economist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
School Days
What Next?
The New Hand
Camping
Orientation
The Underground
Moving Up
Progress
Attempted Rape
A Place to Call Home
Miner’s Helper
Down the Chute
The Iron Blossom
Revenge
The Sandman
A Glimpse of the Future
Encino
Cal
Alone
Darkness
Ghost in the Stope
Ana Maria
Fuzzmobile
Beginning of the End
End of the Line
Aftermath
Epilogue
Mining Terminology
Index

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