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Supplies airlifted in for boarding house restoration
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Posted on August 05 2010, 1:56pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Remote structure on Treasure Mountain to get a facelift.
Construction material sits near the old Pacific Mine Boarding
House on Treasure Mountain. In the distance at right
is the Sound Democrat Mill. Photo by David Singer
A helicopter provided sufficient lift to bring in construction supplies on Sunday for a project to restore the Pacific Mine Boarding House on Treasure Mountain above Animas Forks.
The $90,000 project includes new flooring and joists, better drainage, new roofing and doors and windows for the building, which was apparently built prior to 1910.
“We piggy-backed onto a much larger mine closure project that the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety has,” said David Singer of Silverton Restoration Consulting. That project involves the closure of dozens of sites in the tri-county region of the San Juans for safety and environmental reasons.
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