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This is no movie set

Jun 17, 2015 By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer

Real-deal gold-mine restoration is even better

The elaborate, ancient interior of South Pass City's Carissa Mine and Mill site seems ...


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Another year of steady restoration work at the state-owned Carissa Mine at South Pass City has brought more machinery back from the industrial dead. Several devices now function again just as they did during the mine's heyday decades before it closed in the 1950s. Improved lighting and walkways greatly enhance the visitor experience. Regular tours are available all summer. Photo by Robert H. Peck

Another year of steady restoration work at the state-owned Carissa Mine at South Pass City has brought more machinery back from the industrial dead. Several devices now function again just as they did during the mine's heyday decades before it closed in the 1950s. Improved lighting and walkways greatly enhance the visitor experience. Regular tours are available all summer. Photo by Robert H. Peck


Another year of steady restoration work at the state-owned Carissa Mine at South Pass City has brought more machinery back from the industrial dead. Several devices now function again just as they did during the mine's heyday decades before it closed in the 1950s. Improved lighting and walkways greatly enhance the visitor experience. Regular tours are available all summer. Photo by Robert H. Peck

Another year of steady restoration work at the state-owned Carissa Mine at South Pass City has brought more machinery back from the industrial dead. Several devices now function again just as they did during the mine's heyday decades before it closed in the 1950s. Improved lighting and walkways greatly enhance the visitor experience. Regular tours are available all summer. Photo by Robert H. Peck

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