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The nonprofit organization, Abandoned Mine Safety, closed two abandoned mines in Globe, the group’s first operations. The mines sat near a hiking trail not far from an elementary school.

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Nonprofit steps in to close abandoned mines

GLOBE – “Fire in the hole.”

As Manuel Cruz uttered those words into his cellphone, explosives experts on the other end of the line set off dynamite in two abandoned mine shafts on park land just outside of town. With two quick blasts, dirt and rocks filled the mines, one an upright entryway to the hillside and the other a gaping hole in the ground.

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