Idaho Springs, CO Photos

Idaho Springs, Colorado, sits in a pass surrounded by mountains once honeycombed with hundreds of working gold mines. Today the town relies on tourism using its Victorian streetscape and the Argo Gold Mine & Mill museum.

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Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Antique ore cars at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Stamp mill used to break up ore rocks at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Lift bucket shaft on end of Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Argo Gold Mine & Mill (c1894). Idaho Springs, CO. On National Register.Antique ore cars at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Stamp mill used to break up ore rocks at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Lift bucket shaft on end of Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Various ore milling machines inside Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Water table used to separate gold flakes from sand, similar to panning, at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Ore rock at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Gold flecks in ore rock at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Various ore milling machines inside Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Water table used to separate gold flakes from sand, similar to panning, at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Ore rock at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Gold flecks in ore rock at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Demonstration of rock drilling holes to be loaded with explosives to blast rock into chunks for milling at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Argo tunnel built 1893 to carry water out of mines at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Double Eagle Gold Mine visited by tourists at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Mine face in Double Eagle Gold Mine at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Demonstration of rock drilling holes to be loaded with explosives to blast rock into chunks for milling at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Argo tunnel built 1893 to carry water out of mines at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO. On National Register.Double Eagle Gold Mine visited by tourists at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Mine face in Double Eagle Gold Mine at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.
Antique side dump ore car at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Heavy equipment transport wagon at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Passenger stage coach at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Colorado & Southern steam locomotive #60 built by Rhode Island Locomotive Works at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.
Antique side dump ore car at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Heavy equipment transport wagon (1870-1899) at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Passenger stage coach (1850-1899) at Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO.Colorado & Southern (C&S) steam locomotive #60 (1886) built by Rhode Island Locomotive Works at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.
Nose of Colorado & Southern steam locomotive #60 at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.Colorado & Southern rail passenger coach #70 1896 built by St. Charles Coach Company at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.Miner St. Streetscape of Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs, CO.Miner St. Streetscape of Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs, CO.
Nose of Colorado & Southern (C&S) steam locomotive #60 (1886) at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.Colorado & Southern rail passenger coach #70 1896 built by St. Charles Coach Company at Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.Miner St. Streetscape of Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs, CO. On National Register.Miner St. Streetscape of Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs, CO.
Brunswick Flat Building. Idaho Springs, CO.Idaho Springs City Hall. Idaho Springs, CO.City Hall & Windsor Building against mountain backdrop. Idaho Springs, CO.Normandeau & J.Rohner building. Idaho Springs, CO.
Brunswick Flat Building (1880-1) (1506 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO.Idaho Springs City Hall (former Grass Valley School House) (c1910) (1711 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO. Style: Romanesque American Four Square.City Hall & Windsor Building (1873) (1639-41 Miner St.)against mountain backdrop. Idaho Springs, CO.Normandeau & J.Rohner building (1881 & 1906) (1617 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO. Style: Italianate.
Facades along Miner St. Idaho Springs, CO.Idaho Springs Opera House. Idaho Springs, CO.Mining Exchange Building. Idaho Springs, CO.Manchett building. Idaho Springs, CO.
Facades along Miner St. Idaho Springs, CO.Idaho Springs Opera House (1912) (1535 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO.Mining Exchange Building (1879) (1519 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO.Manchett building (1890) (1431-35 Miner St.). Idaho Springs, CO.

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