After it’s closure in 1986, brothers Bob and Dick Hauck thought that the mine could really be a profitable purchase for them. They thought about the place as a profitable business and bought it at a tax sale in 1987.
The brothers decided to transform the mine into a museum and that is what has revealed all that the mine actually holds. It has been a place that has helped in educating children and also visitors who are left speechless after they visit this never-before-seen like mine.
The museum in itself speaks on various different levels. It tells and exhibits the whole history of the mine, from the beginning to the present. The museum also shows all the back-breaking work that the miners underwent in the bygone years, and it shows it in a very unusual and creative way.
The museum is vast, yet when you will reach the end of it, you will wish that you could see more of what it holds inside it. The museum that the mine is converted into is truly a treat for the eyes, showing the wonders of nature like never before.
The museum is approximately 2,675 feet deep and stretches up to 35 miles, making a walking track nearly 1300 feet long. And it’s not just zinc that you will see when you take a walk in the museum, there’s lot more than that.
While working in the mine before the land was purchased by the Hauck brothers, the miners had to work in very dangerous situations, climbing and struggling to reach the top of the rocks to go deeper into the mine. But everything has changed since the museum has been made.