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Old 02-18-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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The Frank Slide occurred in 1903 in the mining town of Frank, Northwest Territories, Canada. The mountain top just exploded and 90 million tons of rock buried the edge of the town killing around 80-90 people in 100 seconds. The people remain buried under the rocks till this day.

I heard about this for the first time on a TV news program yesterday. Mind blowing!

Frank Slide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The Frank Slide occurred in 1903 in the mining town of Frank, Northwest Territories, Canada. The mountain top just exploded and 90 million tons of rock buried the edge of the town killing around 80-90 people in 100 seconds. The people remain buried under the rocks till this day.

I heard about this for the first time on a TV news program yesterday. Mind blowing!

Frank Slide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Except it's in Southern Alberta. Gateway of the Crowsnest Pass. Yes, I know it was technically the NWT until 1905.

The debris field still looks cool on Google Maps.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...20c4235707b280
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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This same thing has happened a few times in BC. One such place (also on hwy 3) is Hope Slide. There is concern that some day we could see a massive slide in the Fraser Canyon that would block the might Fraser River.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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Except it's in Southern Alberta. Gateway of the Crowsnest Pass. Yes, I know it was technically the NWT until 1905.

The debris field still looks cool on Google Maps.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...20c4235707b280
The news report did say Alberta.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The news report did say Alberta.
Your post didn't.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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Your post didn't.
The event happened in 1903. The place was NWT until 1905. So which is correct?

Maybe I should have said NWT (now Alberta) ...
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The event happened in 1903. The place was NWT until 1905. So which is correct?

Maybe I should have said NWT (now Alberta) ...
Like I said, it's just me being pedantic. If you say NWT, immediately everyone's mind goes to north of 60. Frank is at about 49.5 and in Alberta.

You're not wrong, just me being anal.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Calgary
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I hiked/scrambled up turtle mountain last spring. Interesting perspective.
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Frank Slide (1903): 90 mill tons of limestone in 100 secs-image.jpg  
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:12 AM
 
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Frank slide is quite impressive as you are driving up to it.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps7c9f6c75.jpg
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