Friday, September 24, 2010

glory tunnel calico ghost town ticket

from the collection of the late Amanda Shafer
Yermo, California
the original silver vein running through one of the glory holes in this famous tunnel has been missed by three feet. Later some school children accidently discovered this vein and $65,000 worth of ore was recovered. This tunneling shows the typical methods of mining used during the 1800s-stopes, drifts, blow-holes, and shafts. It also contains a flourescent rock display and reveals the secret quarters of two elderly prospectors who lived and toiled in this tunnel for over 20 years.

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