As part of the Society for Industrial Archeology Fall Tour 2007, we traveled to see the Ruth Mine.
I had to do some digging on this topic to figure out my own notes. I had listed that the Ruth Mine was being torn down. This is partially true- the Ruth Mine Headframe was being torn down. The land belongs to Robinson Copper, and they are expanding their facility adjacent to the old Ruth Mine headframe, and thus, it is being torn down.
Here are some photos of the headframe in 2007. It’s a shame to see such an elegant structure come down, but it belongs to Robinson, and they can do what they want.
Next to the headframe was a storage tank of some sort. I don’t know exactly what this did, but it likely held the ore until it could be moved by the Nevada Northern Railroad. The first few pictures aren’t that impressive- but then when you see the people standing next to the tank, you’ll see that this was an exceptionally large structure.
Also, there was a large shed on site. It is unclear what part of the mining operation occurred in this shed.
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