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dc.contributor.authorCrane, Cathy J.
dc.date1993
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:22:29Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:26Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:22:29Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC1379
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9883
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-09-19.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC1379.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: SC1380, SC1381.
dc.descriptionUnmounted.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.descriptionDonor: Cathy J. Crane.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing the historical marker for the Hanging Flume, which was located along the Dolores River near its confluence with the San Miguel River. In 1887 the Montrose Placer Mining Company purchased the Lone Tree Placer deposits along Mesa Creek. However, Mesa Creek did not provide enough water for the placer mining operations so the Company started construction on a seven mile ditch and a six mile flume to bring water to the placer from the Dolores River. The Hanging Flume was built on the canyon wall 300 to 400 feet above the Dolores River, and it was supported by sills fastened to the cliff and posts or inclined timbers pinned to the cliff below. The flume was six feet wide and four feet high, and 1,800,000 feet of lumber were used in its construction. It was supposed to carry 80,000,000 gallons of water a day but was never completed.
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.subjectMontrose Placer Mining Company
dc.subjectGold mines and mining
dc.subjectPlacer mining
dc.subjectSigns and signboards
dc.titleHanging Flume historical marker
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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