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    • Flume & pipe connection - dam complete

    • View of a stream, in (probably) Colorado; shows a diversion dam for hydraulic gold placer mines, a flume, and the penstock. Rail fences are across the water, and a bridge is to the side.
    • Dams--Colorado--1880-1900.; Flumes--Colorado--1880-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Penstocks--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Extension of ditch for Gold Queen Placers

    • Miners work on what is identified as a Gold Queen placer ditch, probably near the San Miguel River (Montrose County or San Miguel County) Colorado. Men pose on piles of gravel on a hillside and carry pickaxes, shovels, and sledgehammers.
    • Ditches--Colorado--1880-1900.; Construction--Colorado--1880-1900.; Gold miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1886 and 1895?]
    • Waste gate of flume

    • View of a stream in (probably) Colorado; shows a diversion dam for hydraulic gold placer mines, and a spillway. A man is by the flume and penstock.
    • Dams--Colorado--1880-1900.; Flumes--Colorado--1880-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Penstocks--Colorado--1880-1900.;...
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Abandoned mine

    • Prospectors dig near an abandoned mine and a sluice in Colorado.
    • Abandoned mines--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Prospecting--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Waterwheel

    • View of mine processing facility ruins with a waterwheel and flume, in (probably) Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado.
    • Abandoned buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Flumes--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Waterwheels--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Coke ovens during construction

    • View of coke ovens in an unidentified coal camp possibly in Las Animas County, Colorado. The ovens are under construction and are made from local stone shaped into roughly square blocks. The ovens consist of two stone walls and two rows of circular...
    • Coal mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Coke industry--Colorado--1880-1900.; Coke ovens--Colorado--1880-1900.; Construction--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mining, Colorado

    • View of the abandoned shaft house and head frame at an unidentified mine in Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine shafts--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mining, Colorado

    • View of an unidentified mine in Colorado. Dilapidated buildings stand among tailings piles, and a man works in a hole cut from a steep bluff.
    • Tailings embankments--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Ruins--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mining, Colorado

    • Men and women pose with ore cars and horses at the mouth of a heavily timbered, but unidentified tunnel, Colorado.
    • Horses--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Tunnels--Colorado--1880-1900.; Women--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Mining, Colorado

    • View of dilapidated mine buildings at an unidentified mine in Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Abandoned buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mining, Colorado

    • Ore bucket number 6 remains full of ore as it hangs on the cable attached to a dilapidated tram framework at an unidentified mine in Colorado.
    • Ore handling--Colorado--1880-1900.; Aerial tramways--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Hopewell District mining

    • View of a mine in (probably) Colorado. Men pose on rocks by snow, an ore car, a frame elevator shed, and a log cabin.
    • Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mine in the San Juan Mountains

    • Men pose at an unidentified mine site in the San Juan Mountain Range in Colorado. Shows a head frame, shaft house with cable, wood frame buildings, smokestack, dog and the snow covered ground.
    • Headframes (Mining)--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • A miner

    • A miner wears an apron and poses near a building in Colorado.
    • Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Water from the gold belt

    • Miners pose by a burro with water barrels at a canyon rim, in Colorado.
    • Barrels--Colorado--1880-1900.; Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Pack animals--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miners on donkeys

    • A group of miners mounted on burros pose on a dirt road possibly in Las Animas County, Colorado. The men may be Hispanic. A burros loaded with mining equipment stands nearby.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Pack animals--Colorado--1880-1900.; Riding--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Waiting for ore

    • A man poses with a packtrain of burros on slope next to a clapboard mine building, probably Colorado.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Sinking shaft with windlass

    • Miners use a windlass to dig a mine shaft in Colorado. The shafthouse, a tailings dump, and mine railroad of another mine are in the distance.
    • Hoisting machinery--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Chums

    • A man poses with a burro carrying a mining screen in an unidentified town in Colorado; buildings, businesses, and rocky crags are in the background.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Pack animals--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • The horse whim

    • Miners push and stand near mine ore cars at a shafthouse in Colorado. A horse attached to a whim is nearby.
    • Hoisting machinery--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Assay laboratory interior

    • Interior view of a mining assay office, in (probably) Colorado; shows a furnace, chemical bottles, beakers, mortars, scales, piled powders, a pouring mold, a dust pan and whisk broom, and label: "Nitric Acid."
    • Assaying--Colorado--1880-1900.; Laboratories--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Ore buckets on cable

    • View of a mining operation in (possibly) Colorado; shows an aerial tramway, ore buckets, tailing piles, tree stumps, and frame sheds.
    • Tailings embankments--Colorado--1930-1940.; Aerial tramways--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Waiting for ore

    • A man poses with burros by a cabin in (probably) Colorado.
    • Cabins--Colorado--1880-1900.; Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Pack animals--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Abandoned mine

    • View of an abandoned mine and tailings in Colorado.
    • Abandoned mines--Colorado--1880-1900.; Tailings embankments--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Bromide District

    • View of a mine entrance in (probably) Colorado. Men pose with an ore car and cut timbers; aspen trees dot a hillside.
    • Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miners and donkey haul beams

    • Three miners stand near a burro that is loaded with wood beams possibly in Las Animas County, Colorado. The beams are milled wood and some are shaped and notched. The men wear work clothes. Some of the miners may be Hispanic or Italian. A dog...
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Lumber--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Pack animals--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miner and tunnel

    • View of a miner emerging, with a wheelbarrow full of ore, from a narrow cut in the side of an unidentified mountain, Colorado. Tailings pile on the hillside above him.
    • Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1887 and 1897]
    • Miners

    • Miners pose near a partially constructed mine or mill and railroad tracks, probably in Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Miners

    • Miners pose near mud plastered dugout houses (a duplex) in Colorado. they wear hats with miners lights. One man smokes a pipe.
    • Dugout houses--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Sluicing

    • Chinese miners work at a sluice possibly in Colorado. They wear long shirts and wide-brimmed hats.
    • Chinese-Americans--Colorado--1880-1900.; Sluices--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1881 and 1900?]
    • Miners and ore carts

    • View of men in chain of ore carts being pulled by General Electric engine with frame building, a man stands beside the door, Colorado.
    • Mine railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Cabin interior, Gore Range, "Our breakfast on top"

    • Interior view of a miner's cabin in the Gore Range, Colorado, shows three men preparing to eat their breakfast. One man stands at a wood burning stove and tends his food while two others sit at a table eating. Cans of "Java" are on the table.
    • Cookery--Colorado--1880-1900.; Eating & drinking--Colorado--1880-1900.; Interiors--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miner's residences

    • View of a poorly constructed cabin at the foot of a low hill, Colorado. It is constructed of timbers and planks, is partially uncovered, and has no chinking. Debris is scattered on the ground.
    • Log cabins--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Starting of the tramway between Ellison Hoist and mills

    • View of the partially completed tramway near the Ellison Hoist and mill, probably in Colorado.
    • Bridges--Colorado--1880-1900.; Buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mine railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1920]
    • Log cabin

    • Men pose next to log buildings and a mine entrance built into a steep slope below a jagged ridge, probably in the San Juan Mountain Range in Colorado.
    • Log buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Pack train in the San Juan Mountains

    • Men and a pack train of burros gather around a wood frame mine building, probably in the San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado. The burros have pack saddles. Shows a pile of chopped wood, an outhouse and the snow covered mountainside.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Miners near a shaft house

    • Miners pose near the shaft house and tramway of a mine in Colorado. Piles of timber are nearby.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Waiting for ore

    • View of a man with pack train of burros on hillside near frame mine building, Colorado.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Miners above the tree line

    • Men pose next to a wood frame building with gabled roof and sash windows situated above tree line in the San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado. Shows a pack train of burros with canvas ore bags, chimneys, scree rock and a man with a guitar. Animal...
    • Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Burro train packed with lumber for the mines

    • Burros haul lumber, probably in Colorado; sheds are in a valley below.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Lumber--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.; Sheds--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Burros loaded with plank for the mines

    • Burros haul lumber, probably in Colorado.
    • Donkeys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Lumber--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miners

    • A group of miners pose near a house made of stone, mud, and wood possibly in Las Animas County, Colorado. The men and a boy wear work clothes including: overalls, pants, boots, bandanas, and hats. One man balances a bottle of liquor on his knee. A...
    • Boys--Colorado--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mine entrance

    • A man and dog stand in snow by a mine entrance, tailings pile, and a shed, in probably Colorado.
    • Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Tailings embankments--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Flowers and snowballs - Lower Blue Lake

    • Men and women pose with snowballs and bouquets of wildflowers, by Lower Blue Lake, Colorado.
    • Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Women--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Mine in the San Juan Mountains

    • View of an identified mining complex high above the tree-line, probably along the San Juan Mountain Range in Colorado. Miners pose near wood frame buildings, possibly boarding houses, and stacked logs. Shows the rocky terrain made up of scree rock...
    • Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • The La Plata Smelter

    • View of La Plata Smelter with frame buildings and smokestacks, Colorado.
    • Mining--Colorado--1880-1900.; Smelters--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]

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