The wood shaft house @ The Becker Bates Mine Central City Colorado USA
On May 6th 1859, John H Gregory of the great state of Georgia discovered the first gold lode here. He then discovered the second lode 13 days later with Captain William Bates of the US Army. In 1860 Theodore Becker started buy up claims on the Bates. The Becker Bates mine was owned by the Becker family from 1860 to the 1940's. I am putting together a collection of images here starting with Central City and Black Hawk Colorado. Over 4 million ounces of gold were extracted from the ground here. I hope you enjoy them!
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