2011 Mining History Association Field Trip

 

Part 1 Creede Mining District

(With Additional Photos from the Bachelor Loop)

June 7, 2009

Tour Leader: Ed Raines

 

This field trip was composed of four parts: the Creede Mining District including part of the Bachelor Loop (additional photos have been added to cover the entire Loop); the Wagon Wheel Gap Mining District; the Sunnyside mining area and a drive through the Creede Caldera; and the Lake City Mining District.  Each part of the trip has a separate Photo Gallery.

PHOTO GALLERY 1 of 3

 

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Roadside map at the start of the Bachelor Loop, Creede, Colorado.

Looking up East Willow Creek Canyon where the early discoveries were made at the Holy Moses and King Solomon Mines.

Foundations of Humphreys Mill, West Willow Creek Canyon.

Bachelor and Commodore Mines, West Willow Creek Canyon. The cribbed walls hold waste rock.

Upper and lower levels of the Bachelor Mine with tramway stations.

Commodore Mine Level 5 drainage and haulage tunnel.

Commodore Mine haulage track to the ore house.

Commodore Mine ore houses.

Photo Credits: Mike Kaas

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