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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mountain Mines of Colorado

In the 19th century, this mine near the town of Telluride, Colorado was churning out silver and gold and sending it down this winding track to the bottom of the mountain. Now, the earth under the track has slid away and the twisted steel rails bend hopelessly off the side of the mountain.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Ttelluride, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Noah Bryant