Talk:Burra Burra Mine (Tennessee)

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Do Open Pit Mines have Collapses?[edit]

The photo on the upper right hand corner says that it is a photo of the Burra Burra mine collapse however it really wasn't a mine collapse or cave in, it was a failed attempt at open pit mining with a very steep sided pit. At least that was the version that was told all over town in the early to mid-60's. I heard it from Maurice Magee, who was the Asst. Superintendent, among others. Looking at some of the photos brought back a lot of memories, like sledding down the lawn from the Super's house, in the direction of the baseball field. We also sledded down the hill at the baseball field. Spent a lot of time playing in the gullies by the old school yard, down the draw to Buzzard's Roost. Looking at the town via Google Maps, it has changed a bit, the highway no longer runs up Main Street to Vine and then heading west to the junction with Postelle Road. The Baptist Church is now a Catholic Church. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.187.252.100 (talk) 00:11, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

When the wall of an open pit mine fails, it is known as a collapse. Lentower (talk) 02:46, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Burra Burra Name?[edit]

Just came accross this page following my own research on Mining in Devon and Cornwall in the UK from whence originated many mining folk in the eighteenth and nineteenth century; apparently there was an 'English Burra Burra' copper mine in west Devon UK apparently named after this American one - does anyone know the origin of the name here? There is a Burrator on nearby Dartmoor, a Burracombe, as well as a Burraton in Cornwall.There are also similarly named, possibly linked mining towns in South Australia Truth regards not who is the speaker, nor in what manner it is spoken, but that the thing be true; and she does not despise the jewel which she has rescued from the mud, but adds it to her former treasures 16:49, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I think the article on the Australian mine has some decent guesses: Burra, South Australia#Naming--John Foxe (talk) 20:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)