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This is a collection of pictures that we and a few others have taken and wanted to share with you of the Quartz Hill Mine. The first set of pictures shows how Keith Pashina photographed the mine in 2002 when it was still standing. Joe Crea, Keith and I re-visited the mine in 2008. The head frame had collapsed in on itself, most likely a result of a shaft cave in below the head frame.


If you have any pictures to add to this page, please email them to us and we will get them posted. Enjoy!

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The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002. Keith Pashina is in the foreground.
The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002. Keith Pashina is in the foreground.
The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002.
The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002.
The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002.
The Quartz Hill Mine around 2002.
Exterior window of the forge room looking into the shaft house
Exterior window of the forge room looking into the shaft house
Window detail
Window detail
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
Interior view of the mine
Interior view of the mine
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The Quartz Hill Mine interior view I used to re-create the head frame
The cupola of the mine on the ground
The cupola of the mine on the ground
Quartz Hill Mine approaching from the rear - 2008
Quartz Hill Mine approaching from the rear - 2008
Mike Pyne - Joe Crea - Keith Pashina
Mike Pyne - Joe Crea - Keith Pashina
A sad view of a grand mine
A sad view of a grand mine
The boiler room was to the left. The standing wall is part of the forge room.
The boiler room was to the left. The standing wall is part of the forge room.
Looking at the remains of the boiler room. The forge is to the left.
Looking at the remains of the boiler room. The forge is to the left.
remains of the mine
remains of the mine
Forge room wall, door to shaft house
Forge room wall, door to shaft house
Good color view of the siding. Vandals have taken their shots.
Good color view of the siding. Vandals have taken their shots.
A view from an open shaft below the mine. The sunken valley leads right to the shaft of the Quartz Hill Mine. Possibly responsible for the mine’s collapse?
A view from an open shaft below the mine. The sunken valley leads right to the shaft of the Quartz Hill Mine. Possibly responsible for the mine’s collapse?
Common joinery used by craftsman of the day. They don’t make ‘em like they used to!
Common joinery used by craftsman of the day. They don’t make ‘em like they used to!
Another view of the fallen west walls
Another view of the fallen west walls
Another view of the west walls
Another view of the west walls
the remains
the remains

Quartz Hill Mine – Gilpin, CO