|A warning. Old mines are subject to|
toxic fumes and cave-ins.
|This grizzled "miner" is ready to drill into the mountainside.|
As we finish our excursion Billy shares a secret with us: this part of Colorado still contains traces of silver and gold, and Billy has discovered 500 pounds of silver-containing rocks in his travels of the San Juans. When we leave the tunnel Billy’s wife Bobbi is waiting in the underground gift shop, where we can buy samples of the precious stones found in these hills.
|"Know when to fold 'em..." Even miners have to relax now and again.|
My friend Shirley plays a hand in the miner's lounge.