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Returning to Gilman for a tour on July 26, 1997. The entrance to the Garnett family's basement,
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"Patricia and Susan Riggle, Gilman Colorado, April 1952." -- verso Patricia is the older child in back of her sister.
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"Five o'clock at Gilman, Colorado." The company town of New Jersey Zinc in the afternoon sunlight. The main shaft entrance, the first building upon entering the town, is at the center of the photo; stacked mine timbers are directly to the right of the main shaft.
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Ed Koch starting the repair and reconditioning of a rocker dump mine car. This mine car has become unserviceable since the bottom and end are worn through. The car will receive new steel section plates and be completely reconditioned.
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Standing above the cavern in the Gilman mine where the ball and rod mills are housed. The mills are on an incline for gravity feed down to the loading docks. At the center right of the photo, steel rods are stacked for use in the rod mill.
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Looking at Belden, at the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon, below Gilman, from the surface tram. The railroad siding was where chemicals were off loaded and ore was loaded into freight cars. The power plant sits across the Eagle River, accessible by a foot bridge. A group of men are gathered at the center of the photo.
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The Belden mill and tram in Eagle Canyon, below Gilman. Railroad tracks at bottom right in photo. Taken after the 1919 landslide.
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Maloit Family photo at Belden by the old Mill dryer building, 1980. From left to right: Jean Maloit Bisschoff, Angat Maloit, Frances Maloit Nelson, Robert Maloit. Jack Nelson, Frances' husband, was the New Jersey Zinc representative on site during the Superfund cleanup.
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Part of the mill area in the Gilman mine, showing separation tanks for lead, copper and zinc.
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Beth McIlnay, Lucille Riggle and Everett Limatta (far right) are standing in the repair shop in the Gilman mine.
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Stalagtites in an abandoned drift in the Gilman mine at 16 level.
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12) Gilman
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Looking down on Gilman housing; main shaft is left of center in the photo. Stacks of mine timbers are to the right of the shaft. A small section of U.S. Highway 24 can be seen at the upper left.
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Inside of a pool hall, possibly at Gilman.
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14) Belden
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A close-up of facilities at Belden, some abandoned. Across the Eagle River, the power plant is visible at left.
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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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Maloit Park showing the playground area in the back left. The park is east of Minturn on Highway 24 approximately two miles. The New Jersey Zinc Co. recreation grounds were renamed Maloit Park in November of 1958. The park was dedicated on July 4th, 1959, becoming a public facility. Frank Maloit retired in the spring of 1959 after being affiliated with the Company at Gilman since 1922.
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Wood framing used to support walls and overhead in the mine at Gilman, known as ”Mitchell Sets."
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Photo postcard of Gilman with Belden at the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon. Ore cars are lined up on the tracks and the surface tram is clearly visible. "Eagle River Canyon and Gilman from Battle Mt. Highway Sanborn W-1102"
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Lucille Riggle is seated at Bob Riggle's desk in the warehouse. Bill Burnett is at left rear; Alberta Limatta is at far right.