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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:34 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:40 am 
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Kenny,

Thanks for posting those pictures online. A pretty impressive set of equipment still left there. Looks like a pretty decent sized operation. Any of the mines still accessible? Would love to see some pictures of that as well especially pictures on top of the tipple. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:46 am 
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Wow, I wish I was out there right now. Nice pictures Kenny! So they were bootlegging for gold and/or silver? Was there a larger mine nearby this particular bootleg operation? That is surprising.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:54 am 
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All I know is it's right on the trail up to Napoleon Pass from the ghost town of TinCup. The land is owned by I guess the guy mining there, but allows off roaders to pass through. The lettering on the blue tarp states "Pine Martiz N Prospecting Co." Where his mine is I haven't a clue.

The picture that shows the hole, I would guess and say it is not worked.

2007 was my 1st time there (Taylor Park Colorado), and I seen a few mine holes. Some at elevations 1 would think, Why dig here??? Not to go off topic, but if you are into off roading be it 4x4 Jeeps or Trucks, ATV's RUV's. It'd be worth your drive there. 1900 miles for me 1 way, I am returning again in August of this year.

There is a Gold mine tour where you go underground, I seen that in a search.

This is an old mine site just below the tree line of Cumberland Pass. Remains of a cabin and other structures are also here, But I've seem to have missed taking there pictures.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Cool, thanks for the info. It looks like it was a nice timbered adit, however it looks like the wood is pretty badly rotted and falling in on itself. Was there any air blowing in or out?

This looks to be more than a boot legging operation judging on the other pictures, but looks very interesting. Thanks for posting them up!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:05 am 
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Location: Chendo, Pa. USA
http://www.historicargotours.com/

http://www.goldminetours.com/Home.html

http://www.phoenixmine.com/tour.html

Are a few sites that turned up on a search. Beings as you are underground explorers, maybe if you contact them they'll give you a special tour.

As mentioned, I am headed back there in August, I'll pay more attention as to old workings and est. locations. I do have a GPS, so I can be precise if need be.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:43 am 
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Keep us posted if you go back and what you come up with when you are down there. We've thought about going down to that area, just there is only so much you can do and visit.

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