List of all the silver mines of Cobalt. Some of the head frames still stand, but most have been removed because of safety issues.

List of all the silver mines of Cobalt in its hay-day! Some of the head frames still stand, but most have been removed because of safety issues.

The Cobalt Mining Museum. The museum has an amazing collection of period pieces, including mining equipment, and those other little things you need - like a telephone exchange from the 1930s.

The Cobalt Mining Museum. The museum has an amazing collection of period pieces, including mining equipment, and those other little things you need - like a telephone exchange from the

Right-of-Way Mine - call it 'Industrial Porn'

Right-of-Way Mine - call it 'Industrial Porn'

View of the Right-of-Way Mine from the bridge, with the town in the background.

View of the Right-of-Way Mine from the bridge, with the town in the background.

Right-of-Way Mine - part of the Heritage Silver Trail walking tour.

Right-of-Way Mine - part of the Heritage Silver Trail walking tour.

Another shot of the Townsite headframe.

Another shot of the Townsite headframe.

Fred LaRose's blacksmith shop. Fred was one of the first people to stake a claim on a silver mine in the Cobalt area, before the town was founded.

Fred was one of the first people to stake a claim on a silver mine in the Cobalt area, before the town was founded.

The Townsite headframe.

The Townsite headframe.

Right of Way mine headframe photo taken from the Cobalt Train station.

Right of Way mine headframe photo taken from the Cobalt Train station.

Display of miner's helmets and lamps at the Cobalt Mining Museum (this is a must see if you are in Cobalt).

Display of miner's helmets and lamps at the Cobalt Mining Museum (this is a must see if you are in Cobalt).

Locomotive and mining carts at the Townsite headframe.

Locomotive and mining carts at the Townsite headframe.

The Townsite headframe also survives, and is part of the Heritage Silver Trail walking tour.

The Townsite headframe also survives, and is part of the Heritage Silver Trail walking tour.

Ore cart on rails.

Ore cart on rails.

Originally underground mines in Cobalt were lit by candles. An early improvement was the introduction of Carbide Lamps. This is an original carbide lamp.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp

Originally underground mines in Cobalt were lit by candles. An early improvement was the introduction of Carbide Lamps. This is an original carbide lamp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp

Old mine cars at the Right-of-Way Mine site.

Old mine cars at the Right-of-Way Mine site.

Here's a picture of a mine cart on the surface. Notice how small it is. It took a lot of mine carts to move ore to the surface. Mining in Cobalt was very labor intensive.

Here's a picture of a mine cart on the surface. Notice how small it is. It took a lot of mine carts to move ore to the surface. Mining in Cobalt was very labor intensive.

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