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Old Jul 30, 2009, 6:59 PM   #1
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This is the Yankee Girl Mine near Ouray,CO. It was one of the great silver and gold producers within the Red Mountain Mining District. Unlike most of the mines in the San Juans, this was a vertical shaft mine with a "hoist house" that houses the equipment used to lower the miners and raise the ore.


Can't wait to get back in the fall and photograph this mine with the aspens in the background in all of their golden color.

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Old Aug 3, 2009, 2:22 AM   #2
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Ah, Emerald Woods against the Red Mountain enhanced by the matching authentic old structure sounds and looks inspiring! At least, quite inspired my 'country' feel : ) It also occurs to me that I somehow (and pleasantly) remember this place thanks to another picture of yours posted a few years ago...
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This is the Yankee Girl Mine near Ouray,CO. It was one of the great silver and gold producers within the Red Mountain Mining District. Unlike most of the mines in the San Juans, this was a vertical shaft mine with a "hoist house" that houses the equipment used to lower the miners and raise the ore.


Can't wait to get back in the fall and photograph this mine with the aspens in the background in all of their golden color.

Thanks for looking.
Mandy
Mandy,

This is a great photo. The composition leads tne beholder up the wooden construction and nails him there and leds him to look out from the little window at the top

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Thanks bahadir and Torgny-Yes I think I did post this same mine a while back during the fall colors. I hope to get up close to it this time (since I now know the road to get there) and get it with fall colors.

Torgny-Can you imagine the view these miners had? Wow........

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