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Historic Mining & Mining
Industry Films on DVD

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Big Ore - mining has undergone many evolutions throughout the millenia. This film explores how copper, iron, gold and salt mining were performed in the mid 20th century. It demonstrates techniques for extracting the ore from the ground and how it is refined - with fascinating shots of the men hard at work getting the raw materials we use in every day life.

Here are the contents of each of the films in the mining history film collection:

Copper Mining and Smelting

This film explores how copper is mined from the ground and then smelted into a usable pure form of copper for all sorts of uses. The film has great scenes of using dynamite to help excavate the copper and of the smelting process where the copper is sorted out of the raw materials and put into a usable form for later manufacturing.

Audio/Visual: sound, color
Run Time: 10:21


Iron Country: Iron Ore and Minnesota's Future (1952)


This film explores the process of mining iron in Minnesota and explains why iron mining is a fundamental economic cornerstone of Minnesota and its economy.

Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run Time: 22:00


South Dakota Saga (1940)



This film is a complete examination of gold mining and the life of a typical gold miner in a major mine in South Dakota. It will walk you through all the steps necessary to successfully pull gold from the earth and extract it from the rest of the elements.

Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Run Time: 31:39


White Wonder (1958)


Salt is used in everyday life for cooking and many other applications. This fascinating film shows how salt is mined/harvested and processed into a usable form and details the many ways salt is used by modern man in personal life and in industry. If you have never seen a salt mine before, the footage of huge blocks of salt being mined and pulverized is absolutely amazing.

Producer: Wilding Picture Productions
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 27:37


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