Unidentified Mining Scene

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Name:Dan Fountain
This is photo of the surface workings of the Ropes Gold Mine in Ishpeming, ca. 1900-1901. Mining had ceased in 1897, but the new owners, Corrigan, McKinney and Company, reclaimed gold from the tailings by cyanide leaching. The tracks in the foreground carried the one-ton tram cars which transported tailings to and from the cyanide leaching tanks. In the background can be seen the Curry shafthouse, the 1888 mill building, the boiler house, and the 1884 mill building.
9/22/2010 6:30:37 AM by Anonymous