Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bluebird Mine, Boulder County, Colorado

Cracks in eight log buildings, counting sheds
and outhouse, widen and a ghost peeks out.
Nothing, tree or mountain, weakens wind
coming of the throat. Even wind must work
when land gets old.


Richard Hugo, Montana Ranch Abandoned, 1973


The mine was named "The Bluebird" because of the azurite that was found with silver ore in its shafts, adits and stopes.

Chimney and Sky, Bunkhouse


Mine Superintendent's Office


Rail on mine dump looking south

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