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Ute-Ulay Mine

(nr Lake City CO)In 1871 silver and lead were discovered in the canyon outside town. Over a 30 year period more than 12 million dollars worth of ore (250mil in todays dollars) was extracted. Ute-Ulay Mine The mine laid along what is now called Henson Creek where a concrete dam and flume were built to […]

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Cripple Creek RR

Cripple Creek RR

(Cripple Creek CO) Cripple Creek & Victor Railroad was a narrow gauge train that took me into the hills that surround the gold mining town of Cripple Creek. It passed by several ‘glory’ holes of prospectors, defunct mines, and near the bases of tailings mounds. Now, the train carries tourists; but, originally it served the […]

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