Winter Mining District Tour article in Montrose Mirror

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HISTORIAN LEADS RED MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT TOUR

Special to the Mirror from the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership

RED MOUNTAIN–More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass between 1882 and the late 1890s. Today, the mine is defunct and only a few visitors reach it each winter – usually by snow-shoes or skis.

Stories about the mining legacy in the San Juan Mountains as well as the peaks’ names will be shared during a guided tour of the Red Mountain mining district on Saturday, Jan. 30. The special outing is hosted by the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership (UWP), a Ouray County-based nonprofit protecting the Upper Uncompahgre River Watershed, and the Ouray County Historical Society.

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Read the full article: Montrose Mirror 1-4-16 page 3

See the online article on page 3 of the Montrose Mirror, Jan. 4, 2016 Issue

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