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The other day, as I was driving the 1,000 feet of elevation home to my home in Lead, it struck me that Lead is a ghost town of sorts. The mountain sides are strewn with the foundations of Homestake Mining buildings long gone and mostly forgotten. 100 year old homes of former miners cling to the valley walls.So as I woke-up early on a Saturday morning and found the open cut in Lead filled with clouds, it felt just a bit more mysterious, ethereal and majestic. At more then 4,000 feet wide by 1,000 feet deep it makes for a dramatic witches cauldron.

The other day, as I was driving the 1,000 feet of elevation home to my home in Lead, it struck me that Lead is a ghost town of sorts. The mountain sides are strewn with the foundations of Homestake Mining buildings long gone and mostly forgotten. 100 year old homes of former miners cling to the valley walls.

So as I woke-up early on a Saturday morning and found the open cut in Lead filled with clouds, it felt just a bit more mysterious, ethereal and majestic. At more then 4,000 feet wide by 1,000 feet deep it makes for a dramatic witches cauldron.

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"1 Mile to Lead" - Not a ghost-town per say, but a town of ghosts.
Est. 1890. Elevation 5,213 ft. Former company town for the Homestake Mining Company. There is not one inch of this town that is square or level. My soon-to-be home.
Photo Copyright 2010 Jack Hughes

"1 Mile to Lead" - Not a ghost-town per say, but a town of ghosts.

Est. 1890. Elevation 5,213 ft. Former company town for the Homestake Mining Company. There is not one inch of this town that is square or level. My soon-to-be home.

Photo Copyright 2010 Jack Hughes

(Source: affinityimagery.com)

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