The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the Burra Burra Mine site. The site is owned by the state of Tennessee and listed on the National Register. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and industrial heritage of this copper-mining region of southern Appalachia.
Tours begin with a DVD presentation that provides an overview, along with artifacts, photographs and displays. Major themes examined include the technology and methods of mining, smelting and the associated chemical industry; the impact on the environment and subsequent reclamation efforts; and the social life in company towns.
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