Logo Buck Creek - Mining Heritage
October 2017
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Copyright (2017)

My excursions to Buck Creek usually involve botanizing, but evidence also remains of the area's rich mining history.

Buck_Creek_pond
Pond in valley of Buck Creek.
Slowly becoming a bog..



Cullakeenee
Entrance to the old Cullakeenee Corundum Mine


Cullakeenee
Inside the Cullakeenee Mine


Wood_Dam
Remains of old log-framed dam.
The frame of this dam had been in place for 100 years until heavy 2017 rains washed away several sections.



Herbert_vert_pit
Flooded vertical pit of Herbert Corundum Mine


Herbert_ceiling_supports
Flooded upper section (ceiling supports) of vestibule at one of the Herbert Mine leads.


Spiranthes
Nodding Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes cernua), a little past its prime.


Orange_foliage
Back-lit foliage



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