The mines of Colorado

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byOvando James Hollister

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Park County--South Park--Towns and Mines--Salt Works--Geology--Placer Mining in the Past, in the Present--Beaver Gulch--Tarryall--Crossing the Range in Midwinter--Lode Mining in the Past, in the Present--Climate--The Espinosas--The Reynolds Guerrilla Raid. Park County is nearly identical with the South Park, its boundaries generally coinciding with the crests of the surrounding ranges and spurs. In the upheaval of this portion of the Mountains it appears there were two or perhaps three great centers of eruptive force. Two of these are Mt. Lincoln and Pike's Peak. Their relative positions to each other and to the Park have been elsewhere noticed. They stand one hundred miles from each other, and are connected by semi-circular spurs, as the towers in the walls of ancient cities were by the walls. Between these spurs and upon their shoulders is upraised and upheld the plateau of the South Park, about thirty by sixty miles in extent, foot-hills forming a separate system between the Park proper and Pike's Peak, making its total area perhaps three thousand square miles. Of the great parks it is the third in size. Mt. Lincoln rises at its head to south park'towns and mines. 281 an altitude of 17,300 feet, overlooking its entire extent and the solid, banked-up billows within the limits of vision on every hand, any of which would be a wonderful mountain elsewhere--yet is Lincoln as Saul among his brethren. From his sides the waters flow to the East and the West. Hence depart the Grand for the Pacific, and the Arkansas and South Platte for the Atlantic. The Park slopes away gently to the south-east, and on its bosom are gathered a multitude of brooks, which, uniting twenty to thirty miles from their extreme sources in the eternal snow-banks and morasses of the Range and t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Park County--South Park--Towns and Mines--Salt Works--Geology--Placer Mining in the Past, in the Present--Beaver Gulch--Tarryall--Cro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217804144

ISBN - 13:9780217804141

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