The mines of Ouray County by Frank S. Rice

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Published by Bear Creek Pub. Co. in Ouray, Colo. (514 Main St., Ouray 81427) .

Written in English

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  • Colorado,
  • Ouray County


  • Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado -- Ouray County -- History.

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StatementFrank A. Rice.
ContributionsBenham, Jack Luther.
LC ClassificationsTN24.C6 R37 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3822981M
LC Control Number81132898

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Oprah’s Book Club Descriptive pamphlet of some of the principal mines and prospects of Ouray County, Colo. with statistical catalogue of mines whose ores are on exhibition at the Denver Mining.

In late andWilliam Weston, a mining engineer and promoter, corresponded with Denver newspapers about the mines of Ouray County (now Ouray and San Miguel Counties). Eventually this rare pamphlet, which gives details about every active Colorado mine at the time, came about as a result of this correspondence.

Ouray County, Colorado Mines. About the MRDS Mines Database: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System.

The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Ouray (pronounced Your-ray) is in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, a mineral-rich part of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Mining Country. Mines cling to the sides of 14,+ feet high peaks.

The country is rugged, with mining communities in the valley at 8, feet or more. rows  Ouray County, CO mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US. See full review: Book Explores Regional Mining in Ouray County Colorado “Ouray author captures flavor of the culture in the San Juan Triangle.” Don Paulson’s book ”paints a broad picture of the history of gold and silver mining in the San Juan Triangle area of Ouray, Silverton and Telluride.

Ouray Silver Mines, as a stakeholder and dedicated member of our community, is committed to acting with consideration for the best interests of our employees, the local community, and the environment in every decision we make. We will endeavor at all times to maintain open, friendly relations with local community members, a safe, values-driven.

Mines, Mountain Roads, and Rocks: Geologic Road Logs of the Ouray Area (Ouray County Historical Society Guidebook Series, Guidebook No. 1) [George E. Moore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mines, Mountain Roads, and Rocks: Geologic Road Logs of the Ouray Area (Ouray County Historical Society Guidebook SeriesReviews: 2.

This well-illustrated publication discusses how the northwestern San Juan Mountains and the rich ore bodies they contain formed and describes the historic mining districts of the area.

It provides point-by-point descriptions of the mines, rocks, and other features along the roads and jeep trails that provide access to the mountains.

Buy The mines of Ouray County Rev. ed by Rice, Frank A (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. Don Paulson is the curator and board member of the Ouray County Historical Society, a board member of the Ridgeway Museum, and editor of the Journal of Ouray County Historical Society.

He was Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, for 36 years, where he conducted research on the mechanism of oxygen binding to hemoglobin and taught organic chemistry. Quick Facts. active mining claims.; closed mining claims.; Uranium, Two Or More Minerals, and All Minerals mines located in Ouray County, Colorado.

Listing claims originally filed between the 's and the 's. The Uncompahgre mining district, part of the Ouray mining district, includes an area of about 15 mi 2 on the northwestern flank of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado from which ores of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc have had a gross value of $14 to 15 million.

Bedrock within the district ranges in age from Proterozoic to Cenozoic. Offered here is a copy of The Nineteen Forty Mining Year Book, published by The Colorado Mining Association and the Colorado Chapter of the American Mining Congress.

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Book Show Edition. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. Place Hold Add to list. SHARE. Don’t miss the Ouray County Historical Museum in town for another glimpse into Ouray’s rich mining history.

Just north of Ouray is the Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour. There you can tour feet into Gold Mountain and learn how the miners of the 's lived and worked, the let the kiddos pan for gold and (Friday-Sunday) enjoy a hearty miner.

Some of the most productive mines in the mountains include: 1. Idarado Mine The Idarado gold mine was located in the San Juan Mountains in the Sneffels Red Mountain Telluride mining district of Ouray County.

The mine operated in the s producing gold. Today only the remnant of the mine remains at the site. Camp Bird Mine. Ouray County Historical Society. The Star Mining Company has recently reopened the Revenue Mine, one of the largest and most historic mines in Ouray County.

The history of this mine begins with the platting of the Virginius Lode by William Feland. The Virginius is located about eight miles west of Ouray at o feet in Governor Basin.

Mining in the region continued to grow and when Ouray County was established in the town became its county seat. At the height of gold mining in Ouray, the region around the town had over 30 active mines and the town was an important trading center for the mines.

Ouray Silver Mines Inc. Ouray Colorado Corporation Claimant 36 36 0 Walker Ruby Mining Inc. Port Saint Lucie Florida Corporation Claimant 35 35 0 Bachelor Silver Mines Ouray Colorado Corporation Claimant 15 14 1 Golden Crystal Co.

Absarokee Montana Corporation Claimant 2 2 0 Mining Inc. Ridgway Colorado Corporation. After a dramatic crash in the value of silver, several mines in the county were forced to close, and entire towns disappeared into oblivion. It is an interesting idea that once this area was so populated – Ouray itself boasting over 2, residents in the city limits alone.

Idarado’s mining operations continued until The Denver & Rio Grande Railway to and from Ouray was abandoned in In the line from Ridgway to Montrose was also abandoned, ending 85 years of railroad operations in Ouray County. Ouray reached its.

Booking & Special Packages. Book your tour in advance online; even better, spend a whole day with us on the mountain. Special packages include an option for a mine tour plus a delicious farm-to-table dinner for your group (gold-panning included) or a mine tour plus an unforgettable trail ride on horseback into the Uncompahgre National Forest with our friends at the Bach’lers Stables.

The Camp Bird Mine is a famous and highly productive old gold mine located between Ouray and Telluride, mine is within the Sneffels-Red Mountain-Telluride mining district in the San Juan Mountains. It was discovered by Thomas F. Walsh inand is (or was) owned by the Federal Resources Corp.

The mine produced about million troy ounces of gold, and 4 million troy ounces. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Ouray County recommends that residents sign up for both WENS and CodeRED. Notifications can be sent via text message, email, or both.

Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) is a general system of text messages that is sent when the recipient might be affected by something occurring in Ouray County. You can sign up by clicking the icon above and following the can.

Mining was the industry that built the communities of the San Juan Mountains and a day at the mine will let you experience life the way the miners did at the turn of the century.

There were other Bachelor mines in Colorado - it was a pretty popular name in the late ’s - but this was THE Bachelor Mine on Gold Hill, and for years it was.

Ouray County Plaindealer. Office address: Sherman St., # Ridgway, Colorado Mailing address: PO Box Ridgway CO Ouray County Plaindealer.

Office address: Sherman St., # Ridgway, Colorado Mailing address: PO Box Ridgway CO This is a great museum if you are interested in the history of Ouray and it's mines.

There is also some history of individual people who lived in Ouray in its beginnings. We love the mining history and there are several books about the different families who made it bid in the / TripAdvisor reviews. Outbreaks were confirmed earlier this month at Ouray Silver Mines and Brickhouse restaurant.

A fourth outbreak was reported in connection with a private gathering. Ouray County is now in the "o range" high-risk phase of the state's color-coded dial for COVID protocols.

This means restaurants should be operating at no more than 25 percent. Ouray County, named after nineteenth-century Ute leader Ouray, is a small county of square miles in southwestern is bisected by the Uncompahgre River, which flows from Lake Como northeast of Silverton, through the county seat of Ouray, through Ridgway and Colona, and out of the county toward Montrose.

US Route splits the county into eastern and western halves along the. Ouray County offers something for every history buff, from easy access to ghost towns, to scenic ranches and world-class museums. Prior to the mining era of the ss, Ouray was Ute Indian Country. As mining grew, so did the ranching and railroad industries that supported it.

Today, Ouray County celebrates its unique Western heritage with. Ouray County History. Ouray County is uniquely scenic and historic.

To paraphrase an Elitch Gardens of Denver slogan of yore: “Not to see Ouray is not to see Colorado”. We would add: “Not to know about the history of Ouray is a pity”.

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Ouray Motels; Ouray Campgrounds / TripAdvisor reviews. Historical Weather. Below are weather averages from to according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station.

The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is OU which is approximately 6 miles away and has an elevation of 7, feet (3, feet lower than Atlas Mine).

Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have. CR 14, Ouray, CO, Tour a real Silver and Gold mine. You will walk 1, feet into Gold Hill accompanied by a trained guide. You will experience history at the ground level - the way the miners experienced it in the past century - and learn about the rich ore veins.Today, with mining gone, both Ouray and Silverton depend almost exclusively on tourism for their economies, and both have large and politically effective historical societies (the San Juan County Historical Society, based in Silverton, has a membership, including nonresidents, equal to the county population of ).Yankee Girl Mine, Ouray: Address, Yankee Girl Mine Reviews: /5.

United States ; Colorado (CO) Ouray ; Things to Do in Ouray ; Yankee Girl Mine; Search. Yankee Girl Mine. 11 Reviews #17 of 22 things to do in Ouray. Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Mines. there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date / TripAdvisor reviews.

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