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Miners watch water pour out of the Clifton Tunnel - Austin Nevada 1896

Photos have been added to the Austin, Nevada gallery.

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Ouray Colorado 1901

Ouray, Colorado Photo Gallery Has Been Updated

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Eureka California (Nevada County)

Eureka, California Ghost Town Profie Page Added

Eureka, California, Was one of the oldest gold-mining settlements in the state.
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View of Leadville, Colorado Mines

The Leadville, Colorado Gallery has Been Updated.

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Smelter at New Almaden 1862

New Almaden, California Town Profile Page Added

New Almaden is California's oldest mining settlement, dating back to 1845.
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Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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