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LS11178_000
Tailings Pile

Title:
Tailings Pile
Town:
Vershire
County:
Orange
State:
Vermont
Date:
1860 - 1900
Description:
This historic photograph documents a large spoil bank at the Ely Mine in Vershire, Vermont. In the foreground are numerous spoil banks of sediment and mine tailings that appear to have been deposited down the hillside. Among the mine waste piles, a few shrubs and deciduous species appear to be slowly reforesting this section of the slope; however, on the hillside above the spoil banks, the area appears well forested. Time and climate has caused very deep rills and gully erosion in the mine spoil bank deposits. Running down the middle of the tailings pile are the remains of a wood framed tramway. season spring
Filename:
LS11178_000.jpg
Size:
3893 x 2902 pixels; 1140733 bytes
Original Filename:
ca2473.jpg
Keywords:
Mining Earth Materials; Abandoned mines; Spring; Boulders; Culture; Deciduous; Earth Materials; Embankments; Erosion; Excavation; Excavation; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Historic mines; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Mines and mineral resources; Nature; Pebbles; Plants; Rocks; Rocks,Metamorphic; Rural; Sand; Season; Sediments (Geology); Shrubs; Soil erosion; Spoil banks; Stone walls and Fences; Surface Processes; Tailings embankments; Time; Transportation; Trees; Wooden fences; Work;
Source:
University of Vermont Archives
Submitted By:
Corey Coutu
Submitted On:
2006-01-12
Original Media:
Photograph
Catalogue Information:
Collamer Abbott Collection
Relative Dating Rationale:
Prosperity of Ely mined dwindled before 1900 and the mine eventually closed. Cleared hills.
Times viewed:
4835
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