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 Post subject: out west
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:50 pm 
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Location: western Colorado
Hi guys,
I'm new around here and I love your site. I realize this site is primarily focused on mines east of the Mississippi, but is there any interest in western mines? I've got lots of photos of abandoned Colorado mines, along with some in Utah, New Mexico, and even Alaska. Let me know and I'll start posting pics.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:51 pm 
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Location: Monroe, CT
Hey Matt -we dont discrimate against western mines at all, some of my favorite mines are out west. Id love to see your pics, Ive been to CO, UT and Alaska mines but never new mexico! looking forward to seeing your pics! -CT Mike


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Yeah Mate, I'm up for that, post away.
I've been all over the West on quite a few trips to the States and couldn't/didn't get to see everything. Especially Frisco, Utah as the line on the map looked shorter that what it really was and it was on dusk when I finally made there.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:31 pm 
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Frisco at dusk must have been kinda creepy!
Chris, heres my frisco pics, if you ever plan a return trip let me know!

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... 7f784b4f6b

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... dcf54671e4

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... 6924da2304


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Mike, thanks for those esp. the mine at the bottom of Frisco #2. Thats supposedly the Black Diamond mine. This style of headframe and hoisthouse etc was very common up around Eureka and the Tintic district. In fact when I first saw these pics I thought that it was the Beck Tunnel. I had wanted to head back to Frisco at the end of my last trip but defered on a wild Mancha hunt around Fallon.

Seeing there's a huge bridge being built on #93 out in front of the Hoover Dam I now have 2 reasons to get back in a few years time.

P.S. Frisco on dusk wasn't as half as scary as San Francisco after dark.

Chris.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Location: Above the Sterling Hill Mine
We might be primarily located on the East, but we love mines all over. Feel free to discuss anything on Mines out West (or anywhere) as it just gives us more excuses to go out for another visit!

Miner Greg


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 Post subject: Frisco, Utah
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Was wasting some time browsing and found an interesting mining collection online including a picture of Frisco some time after it's heyday.
http://www6.nau.edu/library/scadb/image ... ria=mining

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:51 pm 
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seen any mines in the Taos, Questa, Baldy Mtn. area? Thats where ive seen mines in NM


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm 
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I've visited some mines around the Questa area. No pics that I can recall, tho....

Cheers,
Matt


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Yeah I know, here I go again....'twas poking around on my favourites list tonight and found this,...
http://virtualguidebooks.com/NewMexico/SouthNewMexico/KellyMine/KellyMine.php
Some nice pics here and in full panoramic too! What a better way to look at an old mine in an area I only want to fly over.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:58 pm 
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The ruins of the Kelly Mine look very reminiscent of the Lake Mine in New York, particularly the concentrating mill (http://www.ironminers.com/ironmines/lake-mine-2.htm).

There are a lot of parallels between mines out here and in the west. Unfortunately (for us), the structural remains are usually more deteriorated if not no longer extant.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:14 pm 
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Yeah, the Concentration Mill does look similar. Lake Mine was only a single compartment shaft, (this mine appears to be multi-compartment), but nevertheless pretty neat.

Miner Greg


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