2016 Mining History Association Tour

 

Tours of the Colorado Plateau Uranium Country

Sponsor: Rimrocker Historical Museum,
Naturita, Colorado

Tour Leaders: Jane Thompson and
Sharon and Duane Johannsen

June 9 and 12, 2016

 

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The tour caravan of jeeps and SUVs proceeds across the arid, dusty terrain into the main part of the Long Park mining district.

The mine dumps and ore house are all that remain from this mine as Mother Nature begins to reclaim the site.




(Left) The steel headframe of the Long Park No. 1 shaft is one of best remaining examples of those used for shaft mining.


(Above) The Long Park No. 1 hoist house provides a few MHAers with a respite from the hot sun.

Tour leader, Duane Johannsen (orange shirt), grew up in Long Park Camp.  During the mining years it had over 1,000 residents.  He shared tales and pointed out key features such as the remains of a blacksmith’s shop and the town’s baseball diamond.

 

Living conditions during the early days in Long Park could be quite basic.  This house was a dugout in which the earth surrounded 3 of the 4 walls.

 

MHAer, Christine Lozoski, strikes a pose at the water supply tank on the hilltop above Long Park Camp.

Relics from the mining days like this large can of calcium carbide for miners’ carbide lamps are scattered around the town site.


Photos courtesy of Mike Kaas

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