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Eagle and High Peak Mine, Julian, CA
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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2014 04:23 am
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Ray Dunakin
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Recently my wife and I took a drive up to the mountains east of San Diego, to a little town called Julian. Originally a mining town, it later become known for apples and apple pie.

While there, we took a tour of the combined Eagle and High Peak mines. This old mine is similar to many that I've seen abandoned in California and Nevada. Unlike those abandoned mines, this one has almost everything intact, including an early, 10hp, one-cylinder hoist at a shaft deep inside the mine.

Outside the mine they have a lot of vintage mining and milling equipment, and the rusty remains of various antique vehicles.

Naturally, I shot a lot of photos of both the mine and the equipment. You can see them here:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Eagle_Mine_CA.html

Enjoy!



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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2014 05:27 pm
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There's also another mine below the Eagle mine, which actually has a TRAIN to ride, pulled by a battery powered mine loco! I really want to visit that mine next time we're up there. It's a fairly recent addition, I think they just opened a couple years ago.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 25th, 2014 10:09 pm
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I wonder how/where they vented the exhaust from that winze winder ?.

Our Cornish underground winders were always compressed air or, in earlier days, worked by a 'stroke rod' cranked off a surface prime mover but that looks like a gas?paraffin compression engine.

Regards      Michael    (Cousin Jack if that means anything ?)

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 Posted: Sat Jan 25th, 2014 11:35 pm
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Yeah I wondered about the exhaust too. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to ask the guide.



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Nice pictures of the mine
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