Category Archives: Gold Mines

The Great Basin and the Lincoln Highway – Ruth, New Ruth, and Big Mining

This is not an editorial piece about mining. I just found/shot some great photos and discovered some interesting history in this area. The large mining operations here near Ruth, Nevada, just west of Ely, have been going on for a … Continue reading

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The Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, California

Most of you know that I tend to favor black and white photography but there are many shots just crying out for color, like this one. The red roofs are a corrugated tin that is highly reactive. Within two years … Continue reading

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The Empire Mine

Dear readers, I haven’t forgotten you. I’m heading back to Nevada to finish the book in October. In the meantime I started a photo series on the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley, California. I am a volunteer … Continue reading

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