Mining Ends in Leadville
March 1999 by Associated PressAn era ended in Leadville February 4, when the last miners left the Black Cloud mine and hung up their brass tags for the last time.
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Our theory was that a dredge would collect far more material in a shorter period of time, leaving us with ounces of gold every day.
In 1948, I lived alone in the Cerrillos Mountains south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Tom Payne Mine. When lead and zinc metal prices suddenly took a nosedive, our ore and concentrate shipments from the Payne to the ASARCO smelter...
Gold mineralization is usually first noted in an area by examining material weathered from the source and liberated or washed downhill from it.
Most of the commercial mineral deposits are on the south and southwest part of the range between Minersville and Milford, though small amounts of gold and silver have also been found in iron-rich outcrops in the basalt to the south of Milford.
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