Mosquito PAss, CO

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rockitdoc, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. rockitdoc

    rockitdoc Been here awhile

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    Did this last weekend from Golden. Very Nice! 60F on top! Aspens changing. This si an old gold mill on the east side going up.

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  2. Signal

    Signal Belly of a Whale

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    Looked like a near perfect day......:nod
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    A few more pics would be appreciated :thumb
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  4. Goran69

    Goran69 MNE

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    Looks like a great landscape.......Gadget Boy is right....would like to see more..
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  5. KLRlynuts

    KLRlynuts Adventurer

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    Man, I'm envious of those who can ride the various pass' of CO as a day ride. (Not to be a nit-picker, but gold is mined, as opposed to oats, which are milled). :wink:

    Ride on, Bro'
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  6. minerbill

    minerbill Emits Methane

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    That is a picture of the North London Mill.

    Gold is mined to get it out of the mountain. Then it is milled to concentrate the ore. Then it is smelted to release the desired metal.

    BTW I used to work in that mountain chasing that yellow metal.:evil
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  7. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Yes, but once out of the ground the ore is run through a mill or concentrator of some type. That looks like an old stamp mill to me.
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  8. minerbill

    minerbill Emits Methane

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    They actually ran some flotation for gold recovery in that mill. Old wooden stave type tanks. Had prints of it when I worked at the London. A lot of great mining history on that hill and great scenery as well.
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