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Alex Martin #2904 - Struck it Big, North Star Mountains, Emily Mine

 

 

 

 

 

J. Thurlow Photograph #114 Manitou and vicinity, miners prospecting -"Struck it rich" Prospectors examining an ore sample near Cripple Creek.  This image is a compelling one, showing the romance of far off adventure, dreams made possible and real. This early photographer chronicles the essence of the early gold rush in Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 



Fyer Hill, Leadville Colorado
 

 

 

 

 

 



Prize mine Nevadaville, Colorado
 

 

 

 

 





Hydraulic mining in Russell Gulch Clear Creek Colorado  - J. Collier #167

 

 


 

 


Russell Gulch mining Colorado   J. Collier #168

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Duhem Brothers Rocky Mountain Scenery. Miners working sluices in Clear Creek Canyon near Idaho.
 

 

 

 





T.C. Miller Alma, Colorado. Hydraulic Mining - Known as Booming

 

 

 

 





Prospector at camp near Mosquito Pass - Van Horn Photographer    "The first execution under the Territorial government was that of a man named Van Horn, who was hanged at Central City, in January 1864, for the Murder of Josiah Copeland." Hall- History of Colorado., page 150.

 

 

 

 


Gray's Peak Summit house and surveyor's, miners, weather scientists.

 

 

 


Alexander  Martin, The Dinner Hour 1888  Red Cliff Colorado

 

 

 

 



N.A. Forsyth Lighting the rattails

 


 





The Sigafoos Tunneling Machine Georgetown  - American Rotary Tunnel Machine and Development Co.
 

 

 

 



W. G. Chamberlain  Terrible lode. part of the Seven-Thirty Mines on Brown and Sherman Mountains above Silver Plume, Colorado.- Miners' started work at 7:30, and note the head frame for the aerial tram.


 

 

 

 






Mine Underground Haulage way

 

 

 

 





Yankee Girl Mine

 

 

 

 

 



Mine in the San Juan's


 

 

 




Miner in a stope

 

 

 

 

Silver Bullion at Buena Vista train station.

 

 

 

 





Silver bullion at Buena Vista from Leadville. Period copy print of W.H. Jackson & Co, Denver, Colorado. 3116. Silver Bullion.
 

 

 

 

 





Whim - Horse powered whim for pulling ore cars out of the mine. Before steam power did the job more efficiently


 

 

 





Peabody mining claim  Chamberlain, W.G.
 

 

 

 





Cripple Creek Miners
 

 

 

 





Burleigh Tunnel, Silver Plume - Site of the first steam powered rock drill

 

 

 




Mining scene on Hoosier Pass Breckenridge Colorado - W.G. Chamberlain Photographer

 

 

 

 

Snowshoes at a mine in the San Juan's

 

 

 




Dyer Mine Leadville mine building & Mules - Alexander Martin Photographer # 229
 

 

 

 



Alexander Martin - The Dyer Mine Leadville mule skinner , variation # 2908

 

 

 



Dyer Mine Leadville mule skinner and ore packer - Alexander Martin
 

 

 

 

 

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