Prairie Rambler

Prairie Rambler

Posted on 08/21/2013


Photo taken on June 17, 2013


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rust
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history
lode
bannack
mining artifacts


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The Mining Artifacts

The Mining Artifacts
....found here represent all the major mining phases that went on in the area. Bannack had several different boom periods beginning with the first major discovery of placer gold and lode deposits in 1862 until World War II when all the non-essential mining was prohibited. After World War II placer and hard rock mining occurred sporadically in the area. Today, a few small mines operate downstream from Bannack. The Apex Mill, operated a late as the early 1970's processing ore from area mines.

.t.a.o.n., Evelyne, Gérard B, ~ erin ~ and 58 other people have particularly liked this photo


78 comments - The latest ones
Joan+
Joan+
Industrial nostalgia; once common-place items of production take on a new meaning when left and neglected. There is a sort of sadness in these scenes; evoking lives once so busy, work well done, a sense of pride....now left to blowing winds & rust-making rain...

Super composition & treatment, Duane.

(our scrap metal people would have that iron etc off to the recycling plant over night!!- it fetches good money at present!)
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
most inetersiting place, great imagE!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o excuse my ignorance Duane, but "lode"
what does this mean and refer to ... I have not
heard this expression before. And so, placer gold
yet another word (placer) I am not familiar with.
I guess I sound pretty stupid :) sorry ... btw ...
interesting to see the old equipment and one
day maybe will be in a museum although I guess
there are many of these to be seen everywhere
but to us here of course its a first to see them :) o0o

reading again, perhaps they have all been placed
here to be viewed :) like this ... whoooops !
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Nice shot; interesting information.
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
très joli ce cliché, une vie de minier qui a dû être très intense
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Superb shot, and what a fascinating place. Really appreciate all the information you provide.
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic composition !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Nice work my friend !!
4 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Souvenirs perdus...
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Dear Duane !!!!

I like This Kind Of photos Especially when accompanied with useful informations !!!!

All The Best My Friend !!!!
4 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
j'aime
4 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
Super image and information, I guess the area is not too safe if its covered in old mines?
4 years ago.
Þórunn Þorsteinsdóttir
Þórunn Þorsteinsdótt…
Fabulous capture !!............Have a wonderful day my friend.
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautifully taken. It looks a fascinating place. Thank you for giving the history.
4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Wonderful work, you live in/near the best place ever, loving this series of shots
4 years ago.
Beth
Beth
Such a look of abandonment.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent !!! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !

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4 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
Outstanding and lnteresting Shot.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Those remnants tell a lot
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
You live in an area with a lot of history, thanks for sharing this Prairie!
4 years ago.
Oldt1mer - Keith
Oldt1mer - Keith
Hey my friend. Good to see you again. I see your photos are as good as ever.
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Superbe j'aime Bien
Bonne soirée mon ami (:-))
4 years ago.
Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
Nice little bit of history there - nice shot.
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
So much history.......a wonderfully observed and photographed subject.
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
An intriguing combination of rust and natural beauty...But I find rust often to be beautiful, too.
Clearly, so do you.
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o thanks dear Duane ... I am switching off now with a smile
on my face :) but what will the next one bee like I wonder :) oOo

goodnight !
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
(and congratulations on explore :)
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Absolutely stunning clarity...what a stunning shot!:)
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
I don't know how you find all these! . Fabulous shot.
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Historical graveyard. Wonderful land. I would like to return to the West.

Thank your for visiting my page :)
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Scenes like this make me wonder about the people who worked here and what sort of lives they led. Nothing like ours I guess.
Lovely image.
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
interesting rusty remains;..
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Seen again in Ipernity Frontpage and what's hot group.
4 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Un buen tema y magnífico tratamiento ! ***
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
FANNNNNNNNNNNNNTASTIC!!! Love the composition and all the cool details to appreciate everywhere. Very interesting information, always fascinating to read about various mining operations. I've seen Treasure of the Sierra Madre more times than I can count, and it just keeps getting better. Dobsy has some wisdom to dole out, and plenty to receive...
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fantastic composition!
Great picture!
Outstanding work!
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
It's very interesting, superbe compo and details!! Fantastic serie !
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !!!
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Une très belle image et une documentation intéressante !
4 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
This is a wonderful capture Duane.
It would look terrific as a framed print!
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
This is a great shot. Excellent work and well composed !!
Have a nice day.
4 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Nice rust colour and old buildings, very well captured under the clouds.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful historic shot!
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
A most perfectly composed and framed shot! Gorgeous light, colours and detail. And, that sky is wonderful. A fascinating history that brings the shot even more to 'life'. Most definitely a fave, Duane.
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent shot with wonderful and interesting caption! Great colors and composition!
Outstanding work!
Thanks for your visit and comments.
Happy Friday and great weekend ahead:)
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Beautiful sky and a great shot
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Even the 'industrial cast-offs' are interesting.
4 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
Nice!
ADMIRED in 4U
4 years ago.
Alain D
Alain D
superbe photo et edit ++ !!
4 years ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Beautiful landscape!
4 years ago.
Bédé
Bédé
Document intéressant et joli paysage en même temps !
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!! GREAT ! Excellent Composition friend ! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
Oldt1mer - Keith
Oldt1mer - Keith
An excellent documentation of times gone by.
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o you have fuelled much "food for thought" from everyone
with your pictures and information ... compliments Duane on
your continued success with these beauiful pictures and
accompanying landscapes with them ... o0o
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in 4U if featured in EXPLORE please post Here
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT ! Excellent Composition friend ! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Bon week-end mon ami (:-))
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o many thanks Duane and hope you have a lovely
weekend too ... storms for us, but we need them to
clear the air, but BH Mon/Tues is looking good :)
bye for now oOo
4 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Wonderful...I adore the rusting remains of old mining paraphernalia....
Super shot!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Excellent shot!! Great detail and depth.
4 years ago.
amine fassi
amine fassi
Fabulous composition ;)
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
beautifully composed HDR
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
4 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
just great--as always
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
I thank you for the kind comments, your all very kind!
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
A beautiful sky watch these suggestive places!
Wonderful shot!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o just floating bye oOo

ADMIRED in LANDSCAPES 4U featured in EXPLORE then please post Here
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o CONGRATULATIONS Duane :) oOo

CONGRATULATIONS on EXPLORE from the Members of LANDSCAPES 4U
4 years ago.
Pilar M.
Pilar M.
una gran composición, Prairie
4 years ago.
Rosa Dik (aksentowicz)
Rosa Dik (aksentowic…
Simply gorgeous composition with amazing accessory, fabulous work Duane!
4 years ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
through great edited - unreal - a bit like a deserted place with old toys ...
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Good morning !
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Really interesting photo and text. Great historical docu shot.
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
magnificent shot stunning
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Show me your landscape
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
4 years ago.