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slgwv

Posted on 05/29/2014


Photo taken on May 24, 2014



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Berlin

Berlin
No, not _that_ Berlin! This was a mining camp, active around the turn of the last century, in central Nevada that's now part of a state park. The metal of interest was gold. View from the parking lot, showing the old machine shop (left) and the mill. Mills were always built against a hillside so they could use gravity to move the ore thru the processing. The trestle above carried the rails for the ore cars to bring the ore in. The leftmost insert is a view along this old trestle toward the mill; the middle insert shows the portal for the main mine; and the rightmost insert is a view from the spoil heap in front of the portal out over the valley to the west.

Berlin is being maintained in a state of "arrested decay," and in fact a ranger lives on-site in one of the old (but refurbished!) houses.

John Linton, William Sutherland, Rob McMonigal, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach have particularly liked this photo


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slgwv
slgwv
Thanks!
4 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks, Les!
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing shot!

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4 years ago.
slgwv has replied to William Sutherland
Thanks!
4 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
2 months ago.