The story of the Bachelor Mine and Syracuse Tunnel in Ouray, Colorado. For more than a century, the Bachelor Mine was one of the most reliable producers in the Ouray area. Bennett’s book is the only history of Ouray’s famous Gold Hill. Well researched, with maps, plats, topographical representations, and over 200 historical photographs, Bennett’s book explores Ouray mining history, area geology, and how the miners lived and worked. The author notes: “After 100 years, the workings of the Bachelor mine group are so extensive, that no one knows just how extensive they are. The veil that separates the present from the past is very thin at Bachelor/Syracuse. It’s the next best thing to a time machine!”
Review: “Tales of the Bachelor Mine is the story of a place, but more than that, it is the story of a people—the miners who braved the darkness and risked death each day, working sometimes in cracks just wide enough to move their elbows. After seven years of interviews, research, and sheer stamina, Bennett compelted her project, an accounting of the mine she grew to love while working in Ouray’s tourism industry and as a summer guide at the mine itself.”
6″x9″ Soft cover, color. 122 pgs. Illustrated with Index and List of Illustrations. ISBN: 978-0-9771376-0-2. More information.