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dc.date1929?-1930?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:00Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:25:25Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:00Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:25:25Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10429
dc.descriptionPhoto No.8. View of lower Alta Basin taken from X (No.2 Alta level) near center left of Photo No.7. Lower left is Gold King Lake. Dark spot just below Lake is old Gold King mill. Light line from xx on margin to x in center is county road from Telluride and Ophir to Alta No.2 Level. Light spot in center of timber is Tailings Pond No.1.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-09-12.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-645.
dc.descriptionMounted on construction paper in bound manuscript; text on manuscript.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-644, NMHFM-646, NMHFM-647.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Dick Bowman.
dc.description.abstractClaims were staked in the Alta basin by the mid 1870s and silver ore was being shipped by 1878. The Alta Mine, one of the area's largest producers, was being developed by 1881. Although most of the area mines operated intermittently, a few of the larger mines were steady producers. The Gold King Mine was the first mine operated by an electrical plant using AC current. By the late 1940s the district was inactive.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectGold mines and mining
dc.subjectSilver mines and mining
dc.titleView of lower Alta Basin
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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