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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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Mines at Marysville, Montana

Marysville, Montana Town Profile Has Been Updated

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Candelaria Nevada 1902

Candelaria, Nevada Town Profile Has Been Updated

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Eureka Colorado ca 1900

Eureka, Colorado Town Profile Added

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


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