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 Posted: Tue Jan 25th, 2022 11:38 pm
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Jon Dierksheide

 

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Hi Keith

Took your advice and bought the book. 

Nice selection of photos,
and it hits a lot of minerals other than gold and silver. 


I was Googling about the Tungsten mines in Nederland, not far from Gilpin Co.
and stumbled across a Facebook group for Western Mining History.

Lots of interesting photos, some colorized. 
Came across one for the interior of McFarlane's foundry in Black Hawk.


Also, looking at many of the mines and mill photos in Colorado,
it makes you realize what a great area Gilpin is for modeling.

Many of the mines in Cripple Creek, Telluride, etc. were huge,
and would take an entire room or at least a wall to model, even compressed. 

All the Gilpin mines and mills were modeler friendly,
except maybe the one big mill in Black Hawk.


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