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Lake Valley

(Lake Valley NM) The former mining town of Lake Valley had one of the richest and purest silver lodes of its time. A solid block of ore allowed them to simply saw off a slab and then send it to the smelter. Known as the Bridal Chamber, it was a one-of-a-kind discovery. The town’s population, […]

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Chloride Pioneer Store

Chloride & Winston

(Chloride NM) A former silver mining town, Chloride once had about 3,000 residents. But today, there are only 11 living there. Most of the town has been bought up by one family. They’ve done a nice job restoring many of the original buildings; and now, much of the town is like a museum. The Pioneer […]

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