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Empire Chief Mine and Mill

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 15:18, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
The Empire Chief Mine and Mill site is an abandoned nineteenth-century metal mining complex in Hinsdale County , located several miles west of Lake City on the southern slope of Sheep Mountain (83 Sunny Ave, Empire, CO 80438). The mine was established in 1885 after the discovery of the Bonanza Lode...

Lake City

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 11:29, last changed on 02/17/2019 - 01:07

Lake San Cristobal

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At an elevation of 8,661 feet in the heart of the San Juan Mountains , the historic mining town of Lake City is the only incorporated town in Hinsdale County . Named for nearby Lake San Cristobal , the town was founded in 1874 in a broad valley along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River . Between...
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