2015 Mining History Association Tour

 

Walking Tour of Gold Hill

Tour Leader: Ron James

June 13, 2015

 

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Restored Upper Yellow Jacket shaft and ore bins.

Close-up of the Upper Yellow Jacket headframe.  Note the iron fence that surrounds the shaft.

The open Upper Yellow Jacket Shaft is now safely fenced.

Lower Yellow Jacket headframe with the Upper headframe in the background.

The Crown Point Mine shaft and mill.

The historic Gold Hill Hotel and Saloon is located just below the Yellow Jacket Mine.

Located high on a hill above Gold Hill, the Masonic Cemetery contains the remains of the early miners and family members.  Gold Hill had a large population of immigrant miners “Cousin Jack” from Cornwall, England.
From high on the cemetery hill, the modern Lucerne open pit mine of the Comstock Mining Company can be seen in the distance.  The mine was visited on another MHA tour.

Photo Credits: Johnny Johnsson, Mike Kaas, and Bob Spude,
and the Library of Congress

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