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Sonman Mine Pickaxe
Pickaxe photo

Origin

Sonman Mine Explosion

Type

Pickaxe

Effects

Any ground or dirt it digs into becomes coal

Downsides

People who touch it come down with black lung disease and release methane gas in their immediate vicinity

Activation

Digging with it

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

D1545-T3R

Aisle

55139-286

Shelf

58977-21295-34001

Date of Collection

September 22, 1940

[Source]


OriginEdit

The Sonman Mine Shaft Coal Company experienced an explosion on July 15, 1940, near Portage, Pennsylvania, in which 63 out of the 90 miners died from the blast and methane gas that hindered the rescue effort.

EffectsEdit

People who dig with it turn the ground or dirt their digging into coal. However, the user contracts coalworker's pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) and releases concentrated levels of methane gas around the person.

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