Picher, Oklahoma
Lead and Zinc Mining
Drill rig on Mogul Mining Co. land near Picher, Oklahoma.  This picture taken about 1918, 4 years after the boom started.  Giant mines and mills are operating in the background.
Building a new derrick.  This mine was started and small derrick at the right was built to service the new mine.  Now, the mine has proven to be a good one and the big steel derrick is being erected next to the old derrick.  When the steel derrick is complete, the small derrick will be removed and the steel derrick moved over the shaft and mining will resume on a larger scale.  Derricks like this were used in the later years of the Picher district.
Miners at lunch time in an underground break room.  See-Sah Mine.