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The Sunshine Mine Memorial is a 12-ft sculpture depicting a miner raising his drill. It commemorates the mining disaster that happened in 1972, taking the lives of 91 miners.

On that day, May 2, 1972, fire broke out at Sunshine Mine. It is unknown where the fire began but smoke, carbon monoxide and other types of gases went through the shafts and tunnels. 85 miners were able to evacuate the area while 2 survivors were found one week after. A total of 91 miners died in the tragedy. Since 1917, it is considered as the worst disaster that had struck a mining.

The Sunshine Mine is the largest silver mine in the United States. All the names of the victims are written on plaques surrounding the sculpture.
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