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Chriss H

Joined: Sat Aug 13th, 2016
Location: Plano, Texas USA
Posts: 91
I found this web page while looking up some mines I wanted to get photos of for scale modeling and scratchbuilding.

Found some interesting things that I never knew before, there were dredges mining in Colorado, I always thought they primarily ran in Alaska and the Yukon, I never thought they were in the state I grew up in! All my reading on mining in Colorado, I had never seen photos or read about dredges in action there. Most interesting and eye-opening, to me anyways.

I found many good photos here, (though a bit small in size), still many I had never seen before. Might be a good reference to help in better understanding these interesting structures. Along with the mine photos, there are interior shots of mine shafts, tools, stamp and mill machine, and some interesting ore tram units.

Not just Colorado either, this site lists most states and many other countries as well on the home page, but I haven't delved into any others yet.

Just wanted to share this "goldmine" of photos with you all, though some may already know it, it was new to me.

Ken C

Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 991

Well worth a look, at some of the other state's and
countries for a wealth of photo's, showing mining operation's.


Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Posts: 1190
Thanks Chriss - many CO mining/railroad photos there that I've not seen before.

Regards,              Michael

W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8140
Thanks Chriss...that is one GREAT site! I just checked out the NM and AZ mine photos and got some notions (Mae West-"What kind of notions do you have?") about more mines on my layout! Of course now I might need to lay some more track or maybe locate a couple of them on one siding...who knows. Again, this is a cool site for us guys who are "et up with mines".


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