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Crews find explosives at old mining site



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Work is on hold at a Park City construction site after the discovery of explosives from an old mine.

It happened at the old Daly-West Mine Site on the road to Guardsman's Pass. Crews excavating for a huge lodge found a cache or a vault with explosives inside.

Park City spokeswoman Phyllis Robins said, "Unified Fire Authority from Salt Lake did respond, assessed the situation and has advised us to move with a private contractor."

Robins said access to the site has been sealed off and that it may take a couple of days for the materials to be removed. She says as part of the building permit process, contractors are warned of potential hazards due to old mining material.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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