2022 Mining History Association

 

Awards Banquet

Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham, Alabama
June 24, 2022

 

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The Vulcan Monument with its statue of Vulcan, the God of Fire and Metals, stands atop Red Mountain where iron ore was mined.  Several MHAers climbed the steps to the top.

A close-up view of the 1894 statue of Vulcan by Sculptor, G. Moretti.  It was cast in Alabama iron at the Birmingham Steel and Iron Company.





View of Downtown Birmingham from the viewing platform of the Vulcan Monument.

A telephoto view reveals the Sloss Iron Furnaces in the far distance.  CLICK HERE for an even closer view.

(Above) View of the Vulcan Museum from the top of the monument.

 

(Right) The pavement of the museum plaza represents the geology of the Birmingham district with the Red Mountain iron formation.



Rudy and Ed take in the view from the plaza.


Interpretive sign points out several of the famous Birmingham neighborhoods and the architects who designed them.

(Above) The Vulcan Monument sits on top of the Lone Pine Iron Mine which produced ore from the iron formation in Red Mountain. A trail from the monument parking lot takes the visitor to the entrance of the Lone Pine Mine.

(Right) View from above the entrance to the Lone Pine Mine.



 

Another close-up of Vulcan reveals his metal working attire from the rear.

Colorful illumination provides a spectacular view of the Vulcan Monument at night.



Photos courtesy of Erik Nordberg, Mike and Pat Kaas, and Silvia Pettern

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