Historic Mining Photos

Historic Mining Photos

Photo’s courtesy of:  
Alpine Archaeology Consultants Denver Public Library
Museum of Western Colorado Jerald Reid, Whitewater, CO
Telluride Historical Museum Rimrocker Historical Society

                   

Burros hauling ponderosa pine planks for the bottom and side of the flume.

Burros hauling ponderosa pine planks for the bottom and side of the flume.

Hanging (Flume transition from a ditch to a cantalivered flume platform.)

Hanging (Flume transition from a ditch to a cantalivered flume platform.)

Hydraulic Placer Mining with monitor (nozzle).

Hydraulic Placer Mining with monitor (nozzle).

Lucifer Tunnel mining shaft.

Lucifer Tunnel mining shaft.

Man on the Bridge

Man on a section of the Flume during construction.

Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume - cira 1897 Aril view of the completed flume looking south.

Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume - circa 1897 Aril view of the completed flume looking south.

Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume circa 1897. View from Windy Point.

Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume circa 1897. View from Windy Point.

One of the most intact portions of the flume left for the public to interpret. Interior view taken 1995

One of the most intact portions of the flume left for the public to interpret. Interior view taken 1995

Original road on the top center of the photo. Team of horse and wagon can be seen going around the corner.

Original road on the top center of the photo. Team of horse and wagon can be seen going around the corner.

Same trestle flume from a different a view.

Same trestle flume from a different a view.

Supply team of oxen carrying mining equipment

Supply team of oxen carrying mining equipment

View of the Montrose Placer Mine Flume looking north.

View of the Montrose Placer Mine Flume looking north.

Burros hauling ponderosa pine planks for the bottom and side of the flume.Hanging (Flume transition from a ditch to a cantalivered flume platform.)Hydraulic Placer Mining with monitor (nozzle).Lucifer Tunnel mining shaft.Man on a section of the Flume during construction.Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume - circa 1897 Aril view of the completed flume looking south.Montrose Placer Mine Hanging Flume circa 1897. View from Windy Point.One of the most intact portions of the flume left for the public to interpret. Interior view taken 1995Original road on the top center of the photo. Team of horse and wagon can be seen going around the corner.Same trestle flume from a different a view.Supply team of oxen carrying mining equipmentView of the Montrose Placer Mine Flume looking north.