While modern equipment and safety features are key today, back then it was wheelbarrows, picks, and shovels.
When we think of mining, we think of all the modern equipment and safety features we have today. But did you know that Florida phosphate mining dates back as far as 1883? In fact, the first hard rock deposits were found near Hawthorne in Alachua County. At its beginning, the only tools men had to work with were wheelbarrows, picks, and shovels. Continue reading