Crowd Funding to Document the Hanging Flume, Uravan, Colorado
The Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) is conducting a 45 day crowd funding campaign to send a team of experts to document the Hanging Flume in southwest Colorado. The approximately six mile long flume is a three-sided wooden structure attached to the walls of the Dolores and San Miguel Canyons, at a level of 150 to 400 feet above the Dolores and San Miguel Rivers. It was constructed in 1889-1890 to bring water to the Lone Tree Placer mine. Subsequent poor economic conditions resulted in its circa 1900 abandonment. CLICK HERE to help.
2015 Virginia City Conference Photos On-Line.
Photo Galleries are now on-line for the 2015 MHA Conference in Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. Included are photos from all of the tours and field trips and the social events. ß LINK to the Virginia City Mtg Page
MHA President, Bill Culver’s Presidential Address is On-Line
POWER RESTORED! A power outage in Gold Hill foiled Bill Culver’s Powerpoint presentation. Bill did a great job describing what we were supposed to see on the dark screen. Now we can fully enjoy this fascinating presentation, “How a Political Scientist Had His Head Turned by Mining History.” CLICK HERE for the Powerpoint Slides and here for the Presentation Text.
The Mining History Journal Papers Now On-Line
2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Mining History Association. To help celebrate this milestone, the papers and book reviews published in the Journal from 1994 through 2012 have been added to the Mining History Association website in portable document format (pdf). This will greatly simplify public access to these important contributions to the literature of mining history. (CLICK HERE) The Journal will continue to be published in hard copy and distributed to MHA members as a benefit of membership. A limited number of some of the hard copy volumes are still available for purchase. (Contact the Editor).
1996 Rossland, BC Conference Now On-Line
The 1996 Mining History Association conference was held in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. It is the only MHA conference to be held outside the US. Attendees learned about the history of the development of the mining and smelting industry in BC and associated developments across the border in Washington State. Field trips included the Cominco (now Teck Resources) Trail, BC smelting complex and the “Silver Slocan” mining district. CLICK HERE to view the new web page from this meeting.
Emil Fischer Maps (1883-1898) On-Line
Historic maps of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains were described in the 2014 Mining History Journal paper, “Emil Fischer, Guide to the San Juan Mines,” by Larry Godwin. Their large size made them difficult to display in the Journal. CLICK HERE to view several of Fischer’s maps in a larger format.
1994 Golden, Colorado Conference Now On-Line
Did you miss the 1994 Mining History Association conference in Golden, Colorado? It was held in conjunction with the Third International Mining History Conference and Symposium on Preservation of Mining Sites. CLICK HERE to view the new web page from this meeting. Although no photographs have been found from the conference, the field trips to Central City, Black Hawk, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silver Plume, Leadville, and Cripple Creek have been “reconstructed” with photo galleries using more recent images.