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Gregory Tailings (Ruins), State Highways 269 & 119, Black Hawk, Gilpin County, CO



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B&W Photos

HB230507
View Of Tailings, Looming Upstream From South

HB230508
View Of South Crib Wall And Tailings

HB230509
View Of Center Section Of Crib Wall And Tailings

HB230510
View Of North Crib Wall And Tailings

HB230511
View Of North End Of Tailings

HB230512
View Of Tailings, Looking North Upstream From Center

HB230513
Detail View Of Corner Of South Crib Wall

HB230514
Detail View Of South Crib Wall Structure

HB230515
Detail View Of Crib Laminations In Best Condition

HB230516
Detail View Of Crib Laminations In Worst Condition

HB230517
Detail View Of Collapsed Crib And Seepage

HB230518
Detail View Of Laminated And Unlaminated Crib Wall Junction


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Item Title


Location
State Highways 269 & 119, Black Hawk, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-39
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000246
Significance: Remnants of the first gold lode vein discovered in Colorado. The wood cribbing retaining the tailings is laminated in some places, a previously unused cribbing construction unique at the time to the Gregory Tailings.

Subjects
Mining
Floods
Gold Mining


Related Names
Gregory , John H.
Ziegler, William
Casto, Dr. Joseph
Wood, James D.
Smith, H. P. A.
Butler, C. H.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF TAILINGS, LOOMING UPSTREAM FROM SOUTH
2. VIEW OF SOUTH CRIB WALL AND TAILINGS
3. VIEW OF CENTER SECTION OF CRIB WALL AND TAILINGS
4. VIEW OF NORTH CRIB WALL AND TAILINGS
5. VIEW OF NORTH END OF TAILINGS
6. VIEW OF TAILINGS, LOOKING NORTH UPSTREAM FROM CENTER
7. DETAIL VIEW OF CORNER OF SOUTH CRIB WALL
8. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH CRIB WALL STRUCTURE
9. DETAIL VIEW OF CRIB LAMINATIONS IN BEST CONDITION
10. DETAIL VIEW OF CRIB LAMINATIONS IN WORST CONDITION
11. DETAIL VIEW OF COLLAPSED CRIB AND SEEPAGE
12. DETAIL VIEW OF LAMINATED AND UNLAMINATED CRIB WALL JUNCTION


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