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These are provided for fun and educational purposes.

If you have photos or illustrations you would like to add, please contact me: msbooks@booksgeology.com




This new page will contain photographs and questions.  It will test your skill of locating where the photograph was taken and specific questions about structures in the photographs.

Sound like fun?  Do you have photographs of mining locations, etc. you would like to add please let me know.

Photograph 1.

a. This photo was taken at what mine located at an altitude of about 11,360 feet?

b. The photograph was taken during what season of the year?

c. This photographic was taken in what County of what State?

d.  What is the name of the rail tunnel shown here?

 

 

 

Photograph 2

e.  What what year were these narrow gauge first used in the Rocky Mountain mining camps?

f.  Why is the smoke white in color?

g.  Under what conditions would the smoke appear very dark to black?

 

 

Photograph 3

Motors being skidded on heavy wooden sleds into place for the construction of the tunnel you named in question (d) above

h. In what year were these motors moved into place

 

 

 

Photograph 4

i. What is the name of the mountain being mined to the top-left in this photo?

j.  What is the name of this mine?

k.  In what year was this photograph taken? 

Hint:  The first 4 photographs above were all taken at the same mine in different years

i.i.

 

 

Photograph 5

l. What is the name of the machine this miner is using?  After the hole is complete, powder is inserted for blasting.  Note the powder box.

m. What is being mined at this location?    Hint:  The mine is the G-1 Climax Mine on Outlaw Mesa (also in Colorado)

 

 

 

Photograph 6

n. You are looking at level 6 in what famous mine located at an altitude of about 12,279 feet?

o.  This mine is located in what county and state?

p. The ore here was mainly molybdenum found in Oligocene and Precambrian granitic rocks on the Southwest side of what mountain?

 

 

 

a. Climax Molybdenum Corporation

b. Winter

c. North edge of Lake County, Colorado

d. Phllipson Tunnel

e. 1871

f. Cold air more dense than warm air; a lowered the temperature in engine cylinders at the end of the compression stroke results in a lowered combustion and the release of some unburned fuel droplets being exhausted as a white smoke

g. warm to hot weather days

h. 1959

i. Bartlett Mountain

j. Climax Molybdenum Mine

k. 1936 or 1937

l. Jack-leg mining machine (this one is cut down to make it easier to drill low holes)

m. Uranium

n. Urad Molybdenum Mine

o. Clear Creek County, Colorado

p. Red Mountain

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