Ghost of Bachelor Syracuse Mine in Ouray, Colorado
I shot this video in 2019 when I was in Colorado. The mine tour was a lot of fun and I would definitely recommended it. When I was filming deep in the mine, I kept seeing orbs flying by my camera. Some people think they are spirits. In the 1920’s, a new tunnel was driven to access the Bachelor’s old workings from below. Dubbed the Syracuse Tunnel, it was financed by investors from Syracuse, New York. This is the part of the Bachelor that is open to the public. Mining was the industry that built the communities of the San Juan Mountains. There were other Bachelor mines in Colorado - it was a pretty popular name in the late 1800’s - but this was THE Bachelor Mine on Gold Hill, and for 100 years it was one of Ouray’s strongest and most reliable producers. So rich was its ore that its three owners made about $250,000 each in its first few years; even after the disastrous silver crash of 1893 when the price of silver plummeted 25% in four days. Today, that would be over $4 m
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