2011 Mining History Association Field Trip

 

Part 3 Creede Caldera and Sunnyside Mining Area

June 7, 2009

Tour Leader: Ed Raines

 

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Southeast view of the Creede Caldera from Wagon Wheel Gap (far center) to the south side of Creede (near center).

Southwest view of the Creede Caldera from Creede (left side) toward the San Juan Mountains (far center).

Old mine and ore bins at Sunnyside where the first ore discoveries took place in the Creede area.

MHAers looking for fossils (mostly unsuccessfully) after a lunch break near Sunnyside.

Ed Raines (center with plaid shirt) explains the geology at Sunnyside.

Outcrop of tuff, Sunnyside area.

Falls near Spring Creek Pass on the way to Lake City.

How can they still be smiling after all day on a school bus?


Photo Credits: Mike Kaas

 

 


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