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Title: USA, Colorado, Aspen, Smuggler mine
Post by: Bert de Ruiter on February 19, 2013, 09:25:51 AM
Smuggler mine
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(http://www.mindat.org/loc-3589.html)

The largest silver nugget ever mined, weighing 1,840 pounds (830 kg) came from Smuggler. At its peak the mine was responsible for nearly one-fifth of the world's total silver output. Its extensive tunnel system reaches more than a thousand feet (300 m) below the entrance, extending under the city of Aspen, although most of the lower tunnels are presently flooded.

Smuggler Mountain Road 110, Aspen, Colorado, USA

Also see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smuggler_Mine
http://www.allaspen.com/history_museums/smuggler_mine.php
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20120613/NEWS/120619949