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"Yankee Girl" 
This is, I would imagine the most photographed, drawn, painted and sculpted structure in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, as it should be! She stands over the Red Mountain Mining District, one of the most productive silver mining areas in the country, like a guardian Angel. Legend has it that in 1882 John Robinson, while hunting (and maybe sipping a little rot gut) slipped and cut his posterior on a rock protruding out of the ground. In a temper fit, he kicked the rock breaking the tip off and revealing a rich vein of pure Galina containing, sometimes, up to 174 ounces of Silver per ton making what became the Yankee Girl one of the richest mines ever. But this is also why this claim is often called the Scratched Butt Mine. This is a great place to catch dark skies and great Colorado history. 
@sony a7rii 
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0 
ISO 8000 
15 seconds Single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Tripod

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"Yankee Girl" This is, I would imagine the most photographed, drawn, painted and sculpted structure in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, as it should be! She stands over the Red Mountain Mining District, one of the most productive silver mining areas in the country, like a guardian Angel. Legend has it that in 1882 John Robinson, while hunting (and maybe sipping a little rot gut) slipped and cut his posterior on a rock protruding out of the ground. In a temper fit, he kicked the rock breaking the tip off and revealing a rich vein of pure Galina containing, sometimes, up to 174 ounces of Silver per ton making what became the Yankee Girl one of the richest mines ever. But this is also why this claim is often called the Scratched Butt Mine. This is a great place to catch dark skies and great Colorado history. @sony a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 15 seconds Single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Tripod #ridgway  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #ridgwaycolorado  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #nightphotocontest  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildcolorado  #visitcolorado  #darkskyshots  #coloradoshared  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #coloradotography  #visittelluride  #colorado  #coloradotography_mw