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The Gilman Mine "tailings pond" in the back center. Tailings were waste products from processing ore and were piped down Battle Mountain approximately four to five miles to the tailings pond. Some eight million cubic feet have been estimated to have been dumped in this area, which was west of the Gilman Mine.
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Using a level to make sure the mine tailings flume is canted to the right angle. Tailings were piped from Gilman as a slurry and, as the slurry dried, it became the same consistency as a fine sand.
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Horses standing in the sediment left by the tailings pond below Gilman. Mine wastes were piped approximately four miles down into the settlement area. The tailings pond kept mine wastes from flowing into the Eagle River.
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The Gilman Mine "tailings pond" in the back center. Tailings were waste products from processing ore and were piped down Battle Mountain approximately four to five miles to the tailings pond. Some eight million cubic feet have been estimated to have been dumped in this area, which was west of the Gilman Mine.
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Tearing down the existing tailings pipe and stands at the tailings pond below Gilman. Once enough sediment had been released through the bottom of the pipe, new stands were erected to lift the pipe to a higher elevation. Harv Collins is in the center of the photo wearing light colored coveralls.
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New section of pipe and stands for the tailings pond. Trusses with new sections of pipe are being built. Later a safety cable was added along a catwalk , which was used by employees to remove the plugs in the pipe and drain the tailings. Tailings were piped from Gilman as a slurry and, as the slurry dried, it became the same consistency as a fine sand.
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The tailings pond below Gilman (south east of Maloit Park). Mine wastes were piped approximately four miles down into the settlement area. The tailings pond kept mine wastes from flowing into the Eagle River.