Hydraulic mining operations at Bemrose Placer on Hoosier Pass, south of Breckenridge, Colorado. The crew stands by as the hydraulic pipe with high pressure nozzle, called a "Giant", forcefully directs water at the gold-bearing hillside. Water rushes over the gulch and through the gravel pit. Circa 1900s.
Herders with their flock of sheep on late summer pasture in a valley below Hoosier Pass, south of Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. The shepherds take a break near a pile of weather beaten logs, probably the remains of an abandoned cabin. Circa 1970.