Basins of Silver: The Story of Silverton, Colorados Las Animas Mining District Eric Twitty

ISBN: 9781932738445

Published: March 26th 2008

Paperback

386 pages


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Basins of Silver: The Story of Silverton, Colorados Las Animas Mining District  by  Eric Twitty

Basins of Silver: The Story of Silverton, Colorados Las Animas Mining District by Eric Twitty
March 26th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 386 pages | ISBN: 9781932738445 | 4.69 Mb

The Las Animas Mining District was born out of the Colorado Gold Rush of 1860, but its success and survival is attributed to the abundance of silver that kept local mines operating for over one hundred years.The region laid claim to many miningMoreThe Las Animas Mining District was born out of the Colorado Gold Rush of 1860, but its success and survival is attributed to the abundance of silver that kept local mines operating for over one hundred years.The region laid claim to many mining firsts in Colorado and the San Juan Mountains, and it served as the cradle for engineering and mining practices that revolutionized the mining industry.

In addition, the district boasted one of the most profitable mines in the United States (the North Star) and one of the largest and most complex (the Silver Lake Mine).After untold hours spent documenting and assessing the significance of the areas principal historic sites, doing archival research, and examining archeological evidence that is, unfortunately, quickly disappearing - author Eric Twitty has preserved the rich legacy of the Las Animas Mining District within the pages of Basins of Silver.

Featuring 124 pictures and illustrations and hundreds of pages filled with detailed information and factual anecdotes, this amazing book is a fascinating read for the engineer or the amateur rock hound, the historian or the everyday lover of history, the local resident or the mountain tourist.



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