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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Early Mining at Wyandotte Caves

Location: Wyandotte Cave entrance road, 0.5 mile north of SR 62, 5 miles east of Leavenworth. (Crawford County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 13.1992.2


Chert and aragonite were mined prehistorically. Land containing Wyandotte and Saltpeter Caves was purchased by Levi Brashear on September 30, 1810 for saltpeter mining and by Dr. Benjamin Adams on December 27, 1815 for epsomite mining.


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