Natural Resources

Landslides

Date: May 15, 1883

Location: Betts Cove

Easting: 587000

Northing: 5519100

Latitude: 49° 49' 00" N

Longitude: 55° 47' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Once Upon A Mine by Wendy Martin page 20-21

A landslide off Betts Cove Hill fell on the mine roof which being unsupported, caved in. The landslide also took with it some buildings and machinery. Miraculously no injuries resulted, as a boy noticed the slumping hillside and shouted to the men underground.

 
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