2007 Mining History Association Field Trip

 

Leadville District Mines, Leadville, Colorado

June 10, 2007

Tour Leader: Ed Raines

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MHAers enjoy a lunch break at the Robert Emmett Mine in Stray Horse Gulch.  The Leadville Drainage Tunnel connects with the mine.

The Robert Emmett was operated by the Empire Zinc Company until it closed in the 1930ís.  The wall was built during the Superfund cleanup. 


The ruins of the immigrant minersí settlement of Finntown, in the foreground, and the Robert Emmett Mine, at the rear.  The buildings have suffered from fires and vandalism since this picture was taken in the 1980ís. (USBM photo)

The Mineral BeltTrail passes over Stray Horse Gulch and Finntown.  Solid mine waste repositories from the Superfund cleanup can be seen on Carbonate Hill behind the trail bridge.

Hoist house at the Fanny Rawlings Mine in Little Stray Horse Gulch.

 The hoist remains in-place at the Fanny Rawlings.

Gold ore from the Fanny Rawlings was transported by ore car tramway to Evans Gulch below.

A close-up view of the boiler and ruins of the headframe at the Fanny Rawlings.


Photo Credits: Johnny Johnsson, Mike Kaas, Mark Langenfeld, and Mark Vendl

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