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Origin of Moline Mining Area name (27 June 2014)

contributed by WendyMoline
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Northern Hercules was renamed after my grandfather, Arthur Howard Prichard Moline when it was being used as a processing plant for uranium mined at El Sherana. This would have been in the late 1950s or early 1960s, at the end of Arthur (or A.H.P. as he was commonly known by business associates) Moline's long career as a mining engineer and consultant. He sat on the boards of most of he uranium mining companies of that era. In 1987 I visited Moline when gold exploration was again occurring and a mine later opened for about 3 years. The other activity in 1987 was a processing plant going through the uranium tailings looking for gold. I also visited that operation.

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