SHS-P.2014.367-16 - Photograph

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Catalog Number SHS-P.2014.367-16
Object Name Photograph
Title A cableway and metal platform transport boulders to a tailings pile, Gold Pan Mining Company mining operations, south of Breckenridge (Colo.)-early 1900s
Description A cableway and metal platform transport boulders from the gold excavating pit to a tailings pile at the Gold Pan Mining Company operations located on the southern outskirts of Breckenridge, Colorado (early 1900s). The cableway transported and disposed elevator rocks from the pit, and carried heavy pipes and equipment into the pit. Mine buildings and structures can be seen in the background, including a locomotive crane that was used to assist in removing boulders from the pit. Beyond the mining operations is Barney Ford Hill.
Collection Summit Historical Society Collection
Date early 1900s
Place Breckenridge (Colo.)
Search Terms Gold Pan Mining Company
Subjects Boulders
Hydraulic mining
Tailings embankments
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