Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, November 21, 2016

Theresa Mine

I don't have a lot of information about this mine, the Theresa Mine, in the Victor/Cripple Creek area.
It operated from 1895 to 1961.
The buildings are still standing but decaying. This is the change house.
At one time it would have been a hive of activity. Can you imagine getting in that cage suspended by one cable to go hundreds of feet underground?
Here is the hoist mechanism, still intact but I'd guess not functional.
I'll continue my series on local mining next week.


  1. Life was a lot harder back then. Nice shots.

  2. I cannot imagine going down a mine everyday.

  3. What a great find! I like to stumble upon these old mining buildings.

  4. Wonderful photos from the old mine.

  5. Awesome photos and great history of old mining ~ thanks

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~ ^_^

    ps. no need to feel guilty ~ unless your dogs are little and can't see out of the windows? Need a car set ~ ^_^


  6. They are some very interesting and high quality photos. It's a shame these facilities are abandoned. They are now industrial archeology.

    Greetings from Al

    · LMA · & · CR ·

  7. this time you took us to the different place and i found it quite interesting to see and explore .thank you

  8. Great post Al! I go to a lot of mines, but very few have so much equipment still in tact. Love it...


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