Miner's Hard Hat and Lamp from Terlingua
Protective headgear worn in Terlingua mercury mines
Terlingua may be famous for its camping attractions today, but in the 19th century, the district became known for its rich deposits of mercury. This miner's hard hat and lamp were used in the Terlingua mercury mines. The Terlingua District is still one of the largest producers of mercury in the United States.
Warnock Environmental Education Center, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin
Clothing and Accessories
This artifact is currently on view.