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    Our' recent side trip over the hill proved to be pretty interesting. We weren't looking for this specifically, so "finding" this was very cool. I haven't been able to find any information about it on the internet, so all I can share are the pictures I took. There were some pictures posted here of this same mine last year. I took a "few" more and thought I'd share the tour.

    I don't know what function these ruins had, but it's close proximity to the mine suggests it was part of the operation. It's getting a bit overgrown, so I was limited in what I could actually get pictures of.

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    It's a sheer drop off on the other side of the "wall".
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    This was hidden in the brush behind the ruins, but obviously part of the structure.
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    A close up of the "box". I'm pretty sure the aluminum window frames aren't part of the ruins.
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    After making sure there were no more "holes" to fall in, I walked around to the other side. Well, more like crawled through the brush to the other side.
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    After checking to make sure I didn't have any unauthorized passengers after my foray into the brush, I decided to walk up the road a bit farther. When I saw this I thought " 'Hot Diggity' (so to speak), I've hit the Mother Lode! Eat your' heart out Don!!"
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    This will be a "walking tour" of what I saw as I saw it.
    Cross ties in front of the mine entrance.
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    Looking into the entrance.
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    A closer look. Note the tree/log coming through the tin roofing.
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    A view of the crossties coming out of the mine.
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    A little better light to show more detail.
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    This picture shows the metal bars across the entrance. There are gates there too. It also shows the disrespect some people have for sites like this.
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    A closer look at the roof.
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    A small rockslide to the left of the entrance and more crossties.
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    And more crossties.
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    Might as well see where they go.
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    Looks like I downloaded the same picture twice. Oops.
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    Looks like a cross tie and some rails have been recently removed.
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    Looking through the arches.
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    Looks like we're coming to the end of the line. I wonder if all the arches were covered in metal like this.
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    A view of the outside.
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    This was fastened into the hill. I have no idea what it was for.
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    End of the line.
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    Looking back at the rails inside the "tunnel".
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    Heading back to the mine.
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    Close up of the end of the pipe. Ventilation system?
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    View of the hillside above the mine.
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    By this time my husband had caught up to me, so I decided it would be OK to get a little closer picture of the inside. These two shots were taken through the bars.
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    One last look.
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    All I can say is Wow! "Finding" this was the highlight of our' "let's go over the hill" idea. Seeing the graffitti made me sad and angry at the same time. Sad that there are people so ignorant they think doing something like that is "cool". And outraged at the desecration of a piece of our' history. There is no excuse for it. And then there is the missing rail. There were signs that some of it was taken recently. As with any site like this, there's a good chance it was stolen. I can only hope if someone did steal it, they weren't up on thier tetanus shots. I hope everyone enjoyed the "walking tour".

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