Central City, Colorado

Picture by gwigler

  • Central City, CO, USA

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  • April 14, 2023
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -1.75, 0, +1.75
  • Editing Software Lightroom / Photomatix Pro / Topaz Studio
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes shot through plate glass window
Colorado Gold Mines Rocky Mountain Mines Blackhawk Central City

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14 Apr 00:17

In 1859, gold was discovered in this area known as Gregory Gulch. Many mines were dug as more veins of gold were discovered. In 1975 I was up in the town as filming of a bar scene for "The Duchess and The Dirt Water Fox" was being filmed at The Teller House. This is the view taken from the 22nd floor of a hotel in Blackhawk, Colorado. The tailings from many mines are visible. This area was also known as the richest square mile on earth at one time. Had a chance to go down into a mine in 1975 about 300 feet deep I think. Name of mine in upper left is visible on red building "Cour D' Alene" and on the purple building I think it is "Prize".

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