Special Sub-Topic: Raise the Titanic--The Coloradans (part 1)
|Koplin said the mine was on the south island of Netvia Zemblia.|
F. Koplin said that he found the mine on the north island of Netvia Zemblia. It was hard to find, but he was able to locate it by standing back at a distance. The entrance to the mine was covered up to conceal the opening, to make it look like the normal slope.
|How many times was Koplin shot?|
2. As Koplin was trying to head back to his boat, a Russian patrol guard and his dog picked up Koplin's scent. The guard took pot luck through a blizzard and managed to shoot Koplin in the stomach and then grazed him in the head.
|What was the name of the NUMA research vessel that was to pick up Koplin?|
First Attempt. The First Attempt was to pick up Koplin and drop him off in Oslo. However, Pitt figured something was wrong when Koplin didn't show up on schedule and went in the helicopter to look for him.
|What piece of evidence did Koplin say tied the Coloradans to the mine?|
all of these (newspaper, tools, a body). All of the above tied the Coloradans to the mine. But the one piece for sure was a faded copy of the Rocky Mountain News which was dated on November 17, 1911. Koplin said that newspaper had page 3 in the upper right corner snipped out for some reason.
|What was the name printed on the board by the body?|
Jake Hobart. Koplin said a body which was neatly preserved had been laid in a bunk and the epitaph on the board had read, "Here lies Jake Hobart. February 10, 1912. A damn good man who froze in a storm." The body had red hair and a red beard.
|What company did the tools in the mine come from?|
Thor Forge & Ironworks. Koplin said that the tools came from the Thor Forge & Ironworks with the engravements on them from the different people who had forged them. The rails came from the Guthry & Sons of Pueblo. Seagram told Donner to check on old mining history and look in the business directory. One of the two may still have been in business today.
|Who was Seagram's contact at the Army Records Bureau?|
Major McPatrick. Major McPatrick had called Seagram on his private line and had done some research on one of the miners. According to Hobart's record, it failed to mention enlistment but said that he "died for the service of his country." The date was November 17, 1911. This caught Seagram's attention because of the fact that the date of death and the newspaper had the same date. Could be a connection.
|What was the name of Hobart's widow?|
Adeline. McPatrick said that Hobart's widow was still drawing a pension and was still living in California. Seagram was surprised because Hobart was in the service and "mustered out" in 1898.
|Donner ran into a dead end at the newspaper company.|
N. It was not a dead end for Donner. After being able to retrieve the copy of the newspaper dated November 17, 1911, he found that the section that was cut out reported about a mine disaster. While he was waiting on the receptionist to return from getting the copy, he looked through the business directory for Denver. He did not find any of the names specifically that Koplin had said, but under the J listings, he had found a Jenson & Thor Ironworks. He decided to take a chance and check it out.
|Who turned out to be the so called perpetrator that Donner was asking about?|
U.S. Government. Carl Jenson had looked up the request from Donner as to who had purchased tools for mining from his company back then. To cover up a secret, Donner had called them the "perpetrator". When Jenson looked it up, he found a buyer for "drilling equipment" which was purchased from the U.S. Government.
|What relation was Harry Young to Joshua Hayes Brewster?|
nephew. As Donner was trying to get Young to open up about the Little Angel mine accident, he stated that he was checking validity of a pension fund to the widow. As it turned out, Brewster was not married and Young happened to be Brewster's nephew. Safe to say, Brewster never had a widow.
|The Broker Restaurant once was what?|
bank vault. As Young and Donner ordered, Young explained that the Broker was once a bank vault. Donner stated he figured that out when he had to duck through the five ton door. The Broker was an exclusive restaurant which had old mining pictures and mahogany panelled booths.
|Which mine actually hit the high grade load of silver?|
Alabama. Young said he examined each inch of the Little Angel and there was no untapped vein of silver anywhere. It was the Alabama mine which was a little way off which actually hit the mother load.
|Which group of people were financing the nine miners?|
French. Young said that a group of French financiers funded the nine miners to go into the Little Angel. This was mainly because it was a cover up to send them to Netvia Zemblia in the Arctic. Young said that the Little Angel, he believed, was a hoax because of several reasons, but one in particular was because it was found that the tools were second rate junk. Young said that his uncle would've never went into that mine with that kind of equipment. He is not quite sure as to why they did this, but all he knew was that his uncle and the others were sent "to some man-made hell in the Arctic". This might explain the body that was found in the Betnia Mountain mine.
|Was there any information on the Little Angel mine or the disaster?|
n. Except for the newspaper article which claimed that all nine miners were lost in the Little Angel, there was nothing written in any of the diaries that Young had from Brewster's mining career. Young said, "It was though there were nothing to record."
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