This mine was a great surprise! It isn’t the biggest mine we’ve ever explored but it has a few things remaining inside of it. Please let it stay that way. If you come across it, do not remove anything. I left out the history and above-ground photos on purpose in effort to protect the site a little.
Video at bottom.
“Miners Lamp”. Calcium carbide.
Old bottle of Coca-Cola syrup.
Dynamite boxes for shelves.
On a sublevel.
Going back into a stope.
Dan finds some blasting cord. We left it here.
Union carbide can.
A shot of the wheelbarrow.
Old Coca-Cola thermometer tin sign.
Carbide heart man.
This section of the mine isn’t looking too good.
Not sure how much longer these supports will hold.
Shell Tellus Oil can sits on a shelf.
Back at the landing.
Hercules Powder box.
Were these guys using torches down here? We think it is more likely they were greasing the rails for the heavy ore bucket.
Hercules & Big Inch Blasting Caps. These were all empty.
Du pont Heavy Duty Stop-Leak “7”.
“Fuse used here burns at the rate of one foot in 46 seconds.”
“Allen, come up a little early and make the coffee.” – A note to one of the miner’s still sits down here.
Ore bucket on a different landing.
Tease Lemon-Lime Soda?
Two ore buckets on this level.
A winch sits on some trucks.
The winch. Perhaps used as a slusher?
Air compressor tank.
Rails and blast door.
Some more rough workings.
Explosives box. Empty.
Lots of loose rocks here. We have to be careful.
Ore load count board.
We find an ore car!
Dan poses at the ore car.
Myself at the ore car.
Dan gets ready for a ridein the ore car.
Another explosives box.
Dan finds something.
A bell for hoisting ore.
Bucket and grease brush.
“The C S Card Iron Works Co Denver Colo”. The name plate is welded on.
Dan hops in the bucket. Note the bat behind him.
My turn in the bucket. We had a good time here.
We take a ride in the ore car: