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    • Steam powered drilling rig

    • View of a drill rig and men working, probably in Colorado or Utah; shows pulleys, motors, flywheels, a boiler, tools, machinery, and low hills.
    • Boring--1920-1940.; Drilling & boring machinery--1920-1940.
    • [between 1922 and 1935?]
    • Slide Mine, jumbo, close-up, 3/4 rear

    • Two men work with compressed air, percussion-type rock drills called a stopers in the Slide Mine in Boulder County, Colorado. The men wear work clothes, hard hats, and electric mine lamps. Rocks and boulders litter the floor of the shaft.
    • Boulder County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Slide Mine (Boulder County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.; Interiors--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Slide Mine - jumbo side, one man

    • A man works in a mine tunnel with a pneumatic drill at probably the Slide Mine in Boulder County, Colorado. He wears a helmet with a lantern.
    • Boulder County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Slide Mine (Boulder County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.; Interiors--Colorado--Boulder County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Drilling

    • A man with hat and overalls drills into rocks with a pneumatic drill in probably Colorado. He has a cigarette in his mouth.
    • Boring--Colorado--1940-1960.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1940-1960.
    • [between 1940 and 1955?]
    • Cresson Mine, stoper

    • A miner works with a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper or "wiggle tail" at the Cresson Mine near Cripple Creek in Teller County, Colorado. The man wears a work jump suit and hard hat.
    • Cresson Mine (Teller County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Teller County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Cresson Mine, stoper

    • A miner works with a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper or "wiggle tail" at the Cresson Mine near Cripple Creek in Teller County, Colorado. The worker wears overalls and a hard hat. Boulders are scattered on the ground...
    • Cresson Mine (Teller County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Teller County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Teller County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Rico Argentine mine stoper

    • A man wears a miner cap with an attached lamp and uses a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper in the Argentine Mine in Rico (Dolores County), Colorado.
    • Argentine Mine (Dolores County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Rico (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Mining--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Rico Argentine

    • A miner wears a hat with a lamp and uses an pneumatic drill at the Argentine Mine in Rico (Dolores County), Colorado.
    • Argentine Mine (Dolores County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Rico (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Mining--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Rico Argentine

    • A miner uses a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper in the Argentine Mine in Rico (Dolores County), Colorado. The miner wears a hat with an attached lamp.
    • Argentine Mine (Dolores County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Rico (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Mining--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Great Western Co.

    • A worker uses a hydraulic drill to bore into a stone wall probably at a Great Western Mine, Colorado.
    • Boring--Colorado--1900-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1900-1910.; Miners--Colorado--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Rico Argentine

    • A miner wears a hat with a lamp and uses a pneumatic drill at the Argentine Mine in Rico (Dolores County), Colorado.
    • Argentine Mine (Dolores County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Rico (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.; Mining--Colorado--Rico--1940-1950.
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Wolf Tongue

    • A miner positions a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper on the ceiling of a mine shaft at the Wolf Tongue tungsten mine near Nederland (Boulder County), Colorado. He wears overalls, a jacket, and hard hat.
    • Nederland (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Wolf Tongue Mine (Boulder County, Colo.)--1930-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Nederland--1930-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Nederland--1930-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Nederland--1930-1950.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1950?]
    • Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine

    • Interior view of the Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine (Corporation of American Mines) in Dumont (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Miners stand on a wooden platform with a pneumatic drill. Shows drilled holes in the rock wall. A man in a cap,...
    • Corporation of American Mines--Buildings--1920-1930.; Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Dumont (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Drilling & boring machinery--1920-1930.; Interiors--Colorado--Dumont--1920-1930.;...
    • [between 1925 and 1930?]
    • Petroleum, Colorado

    • Oil drill and tower, Colorado.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1890-1910.; Oil wells--Colorado--1890-1910.
    • [between 1895 and 1902?]
    • Rawlins grey sandstone quarries the Kerr Marble and Stone Company

    • Miners pose in a sandstone quarry near Rawlins, Wyoming. The machinery includes a stiff leg derrick with crane, tripod drill, and boiler on a rail track. A quarry building is nearby.
    • Rawlins (Wyo.)--1890-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Wyoming--Rawlins--1890-1910.; Hoisting machinery--Wyoming--Rawlins--1890-1910.; Miners--Wyoming--Rawlins--1890-1910.; Mining--Wyoming--Rawlins--1890-1910.; Sandstone...
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Woman miner, right, works along side male counterpart on "jumbo" drill sharing equally...

    • Miners, a man and a woman, work with a pneumatic drill in a tunnel of the Henderson Mine in Clear Creek County, Colorado. They wear hard hats with miners' lights.
    • AMAX, Inc.--Branches, chapters, etc.--1970-1980.; Henderson Mine (Colo.)--1970-1980.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1970-1980.; Miners--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1970-1980.; Mining--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • [between 1976 and 1980]
    • Lafayette coal mine

    • A miner works with a pneumatic drill in a tunnel of a mine near Lafayette (Boulder County), Colorado. He wears a hat and a miner's light.
    • Lafayette (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Coal mining--Colorado--Lafayette--1920-1930.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Lafayette--1920-1930.; Miners--Colorado--Lafayette--1920-1930.; Mining--Colorado--Lafayette--1920-1930.
    • 1921
    • Starting a hole

    • A miner, wearing denim overalls and a helmet with headlamp, prepares to start a hole in the wall of a tunnel in an unidentified mine. He is using a pneumatic drill which is supported by a double screw column.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--1910-1920.; Interiors--1910-1920.; Miners--1910-1920.; Mining--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Machine drill, 700 ft. level, Gold Coin mine

    • View of four miners standing seven hundred feet down in a mine shaft of the Gold Coin mine, possibly in Victor, Colorado. They stand around a machine drill and use candles to light the area.
    • Mine shafts--1890-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--1890-1900.; Interiors--1890-1900.; Miners--Colorado--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Workers at Henderson using a "jumbo" drill advance this drift by drilling a series of...

    • Miners use an LHD (load-haul-dump) and pneumatic drill in a tunnel of the Henderson Mine in Clear Creek County, Colorado. A sign on the LHD reads: "Ingersoll Rand".
    • AMAX, Inc.--Branches, chapters, etc.--1970-1980.; Henderson Mine (Colo.)--1970-1980.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1970-1980.; Miners--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1970-1980.; Mining--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • [between 1976 and 1980]
    • Marble, Colorado

    • A miner uses a pneumatic tripod drill at the Colorado Yule Marble quarry near Marble (Gunnison County), Colorado.
    • Colorado Yule Marble Company--1910-1950.; Marble (Colo.)--1910-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.; Marble quarrying--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.;...
    • [between 1910 and 1941]
    • Marble, Colorado

    • Miners work with pneumatic drills on rail tracks at the Colorado Yule Marble quarry four miles south of Marble (Gunnison County), Colorado.
    • Colorado Yule Marble Company--1910-1950.; Marble (Colo.)--1910-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.; Marble quarrying--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Marble--1910-1950.;...
    • [between 1910 and 1941]
    • Colorado Iron Works Co.

    • Men sit at drill presses in the Colorado Iron Works shop at 33rd (Thirty-third) and Wynkoop Streets in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Other machinery that includes large bins, motors, and flywheels and large pieces of metal are...
    • Colorado Iron Works Co. (Denver, Colo.)--1880-1900.; Denver (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Denver--1880-1900.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1880-1900.; Machinery industry--Colorado--Denver--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Miner at work in Colorado gold mine

    • View of a miner tending a water cooled pneumatic drill in the narrow tunnel of an unidentified gold mine, Colorado. A pickaxe, shovel, and wrench are nearby.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1900-1920.; Gold mining--Colorado--1900-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--1900-1920.; Miners--Colorado--1900-1920.; Mining equipment--Colorado--1900-1920.; Mining--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Testing gravel before building a dredge

    • A miner stands next to a churn drill; a cable rig used for sampling placer gravel, Summit County, Colorado.
    • Summit County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Summit County--1880-1890.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Summit County--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Summit County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Diamond drilling in Camp Bird mine, 1 mile underground

    • Two miners working by candlelight tend a diamond drill rig one mile underground in the Camp Bird mine, Ouray County, Colorado.
    • Ouray County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.; Interiors--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.; Miners--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Mine in Idaho

    • A miner braces himself on a slope while holding a drill to the rock in an unidentified mine tunnel, Idaho.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--Idaho--1900-1920.; Interiors--Idaho--1900-1920.; Miners--Idaho--1900-1920.; Mining--Idaho--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Dr. Nininger, meteorite

    • View of men, who include Dr. Harvey H. Nininger, stand beside pick-up trucks and probably a churn shot drill possibly in Saguache County, Colorado; the drill is labeled: "L[?] Dieckman Moffat Colo." Shows a horse-drawn wagon containing barrels.
    • Carts & wagons--Colorado--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1940-1950.; Trucks--Colorado--1940-1950.
    • [between 1935 and 1950?]
    • Interior of Doris (?) tunnel, machine drill working

    • View of three miners working a pneumatic machine drill with a column support inside of the Doris (possibly Doric) tunnel, Clear Creek County, Colorado. They work by candlelight in tight quarters.
    • Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1890-1920.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1920.; Miners--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1920.; Mining--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • [between 1890 and 1920?]
    • London (?) M & M Co. Loudon (?) JB5

    • Interior view of (probably) the North London Mine near Park City (Park County), Colorado; a man in a hard hat with lantern uses a pneumatic hammer.
    • North London Mine (Park County, Colo.)--1940-1950.; Park City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Park City--1940-1950.; Interiors--Colorado--Park City--1940-1950.; Miners--Colorado--Park City--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Mining Newhouse Mine tunnel

    • Miners work pneumatic drills in a tunnel of the Newhouse Mine near Idaho Springs (Clear Creek County), Colorado.
    • Idaho Springs (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Idaho Springs--1890-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Idaho Springs--1890-1910.; Miners--Colorado--Idaho Springs--1890-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Idaho Springs--1890-1910.
    • [between 1895 and 1910?]
    • Capt No. 5, No. 2 shaft, 400 level, Potland mine

    • View of miners working the four-hundred level, number two shaft, Potland (possibly Portland) mine, Colorado. The men use a pneumatic drill, shovels, a sledgehammer, and axe, and work by candlelight.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--1880-1890.; Interiors--Colorado--1880-1890.; Miners--Colorado--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890]
    • Smuggler mine, Aspen

    • Interior view of the inside of probably the Smuggler Mine, Aspen (Pitkin County), Colorado. Men wear hats and pose next to a mounted diamond drill.
    • Aspen (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Smuggler Mine (Pitkin County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Aspen--1890-1900.; Interiors--Colorado--Aspen--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Aspen--1890-1900.
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    • We-got-em mine

    • An unidentified man stands next to a large piece of tunneling equipment at the We-got-em mine (Gilpin County Gold Mining Company), Gilpin County, Colorado. The discarded tunneler consists of an auger attached to a flywheel.
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1930-1940.; We-Got-Em Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Gilpin County--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1930-1940.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • EPCD, drilling from column

    • A worker operates a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill near the East Portal of the Alva B. Adams Tunnel (Continental Divide Tunnel), of the Colorado-Big Thompson Water Diversion Project, in Grand County, Colorado. The man wears a safety...
    • Alva B. Adams Tunnel (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Grand County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.; Construction workers--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1944?]
    • Old Abe gold mine, Judge John Hewitt with beard, White Oaks, N. M.

    • Miners, including Judge John Hewitt, pose with hydraulic drills in a tunnel of the Old Abe gold mine, White Oaks, New Mexico. It is said to be the deepest dry mine in the world.
    • Old Abe Mine (Lincoln County, N.M.)--1890-1900.; White Oaks (N.M.)--1890-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--New Mexico--White Oaks--1890-1900.; Gold mining--New Mexico--White Oaks--1890-1900.; Miners--New Mexico--White Oaks--1890-1900.;...
    • 1893
    • Underground in a mine

    • A miner drills an upward hole with a compressed air, percussion-type rock drill called a stoper in an unidentified mine in Gilpin County, Colorado.
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1890.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1890.; Interiors--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1890.; Miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1890.
    • [between 1870 and 1890?]
    • Early oil well drilling rig

    • Shows an early oil well drilling rig possibly in Colorado. The rig is a wooden trestle structure with small buildings around the base. A group of men stand at the bottom of the rig. Two other men stand on a carriage in the foreground.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--1890-1900.; Oil wells--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Underground drilling with machine drill

    • A miner operates an air drill called a stoper or a "wiggle tail" in a gold mine in Gilpin County, Colorado, probably in the 1880s or 1890s. The miner stands on a drill steel wedged between the rock faces of the hanging wall and the foot wall. A...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--1880-1900.; Gold miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1935 and 1950?]
    • Miner prepares to drill

    • A miner prepares to use a pneumatic drill on the roof a mine tunnel in Gilpin County, Colorado.
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.; Miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.
    • 1900 or 1901
    • Quarry

    • Miners work with pneumatic drills in a rock quarry, possibly in Colorado. A crane with a lock snatch block is prepared to hoist a piece of rock.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--1890-1910.; Hoisting machinery--1890-1910.; Miners--1890-1910.; Mining--1890-1910.; Quarrying--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Underground drilling with machine drill

    • A miner squats down to operate an air drill called a stoper or a "wiggle tail" in a gold mine in Gilpin County, probably in the 1880s or 1890s. The miner leans against a thick rock wall. Smaller rocks stand in a pile in the dark background. The...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Drilling & boring machinery--1880-1900.; Gold miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.; Gold mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1935 and 1950?]
    • Artesian Well No 2 Montrose, Colo

    • In Montrose, Montrose County, Colorado, men, girls, and dogs pose with a pump house behind them. A frame tower supports the well shaft used to access artesian well no. 2; a projecting boom is over sheds with flywheels, pipes, and tanks. A...
    • Montrose (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Artesian wells--Colorado--Montrose--1880-1890.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Montrose--1880-1890.; Girls--Colorado--Montrose--1880-1890.
    • 1887 May 1
    • Testing gravel before building dredge

    • Three men stand on a raft with a churn drill used to test gravel for hydraulic placer gold mining prior to building a dredge, Summit County, Colorado.
    • Summit County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Gold mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.
    • [1900?]
    • Ora Grand pit

    • Ora Grand gold placer mine in winter shows a raised platform to support vertical pipes inside the pit, a crane, churn drill, and shed, Costilla County, Colorado.
    • Ora Grand Mine (Costilla County, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Costilla County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Costilla County--1900-1910.; Gold mining--Colorado--Costilla County--1900-1910.; Hydraulic Mining--Colorado--Costilla...
    • [1900?]
    • WPCD drilling

    • Men work with pneumatic drilling equipment at the West Portal of the Alva B. Adams Tunnel (Continental Divide Tunnel) of the Colorado Big Thompson project in Grand County, Colorado.
    • Alva B. Adams Tunnel (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Grand County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.; Hydraulic facilities--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.; Interiors--Colorado--Grand County--1940-1950.;...
    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Green Mtn. Dam, drilling rock

    • A construction worker drills into a boulder at the Green Mountain Dam site in Summit County, Colorado.
    • Green Mountain Dam (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Summit County (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Boring--Colorado--Summit County--1930-1950.; Dam construction--Colorado--Summit County--1930-1950.; Drilling & boring machinery--Colorado--Summit County--1930-1950.;...
    • [between 1938 and 1943?]
    • Jumbo and drilling crew in the heading

    • View of a drilling crew in the heading of an unidentified mine tending a large drilling rig identified as "Jumbo." A sign on the rig reads: "Atlas Gelodyn No. 1." Each miner wears a helmet and lamp.
    • Drilling & boring machinery--1930-1940.; Interiors--1930-1940.; Miners--Colorado--1930-1940.; Mining--Colorado--1930-1940.
    • December 20, 1939

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