Monday, September 22, 2014

Why the Trains Were Here

The train grade of course was built to transport the silver ore.  In some cases preprocessed at the Santiago Mill.  But other mines were downhill from the Mill (and you don't take ore up hill to be processed).  So these mines loaded the ore directly on the train using these chutes:

We are currently touring the the Cripple Creek Mining District.  More on that soon.

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