Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Historical

Tipple Stabilazation (sic) Historical (HM1UKE)

Location: Aladdin, WY 82710 Crook County
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N 44° 38.334', W 104° 9.762'

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The tilt of the tipple shown in the photos was the result of time and the elements. The degree of tilt and the fact that this structure did not completely collapse is remarkable. The corrosive nature of the coal slack waste piles caused the buried timber columns to completely rot away with the exception of the core heartwood of some piers. Stabilization of the tipple was accomplished by installing a wood braced frame inside the coal bin and under the coal chute system. The new wooden frame is visible under the tipple. Concrete footings were installed under the new wood columns. The buried footings are eight-feet deep under the coal bin and four feet under the chutes. The tipple was straightened to its original position and the roof rebuilt. A new braced frame consisting of laminated wood beams, metal cross ties and pressure-treated wood columns now provides the vertical and horizontal support for the historic tipple. These modern materials differentiate those portions of the tipple that are new from those that are original.


The preservation, restoration and development of the historic interpretive park involved the efforts of many individuals:
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine · Land Program
· Hydrometrics, Inc., Consulting Scientists and Engineers, Helena, Montana

· Mark A. Reavis, Architect, Butte, Montana
· Ben Hurlburt, P.E., Structural Engineer, Billings, Montana
· Archaeological Services of Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming
· College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota be
· Crook County Commissioners. Sundance, Wyoming
· Aladdin Historical Society, Aladdin, Wyoming
· United States Department of the Interior - Office of Surface Mining
· Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Placed ByAladdin HIstorical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 566405 N 4943178
Decimal Degrees44.63890000, -104.16270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.334', W 104° 9.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 20.04" N, 104° 9' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WY-24, Aladdin WY 82710, US
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