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Ghost Town Photography
Spend two-days photographing Nelson, Nevada, a ghost town. Nelson is located 30 miles from Henderson, Nevada and is the home to some of the most unique photography and lighting situations in the southwest. If you want to create photographs that have an old west feel of grit, dust and rust, then this workshop is for you. Due to the nature of this workshop the size is restricted to only six photographers.
Nevada has a lot of ghost towns, but there is only one ghost mine. Located outside of Nelson, at the historic Techatticup Mining Camp, this location offers an entertaining one-hour tour of the mine, complete with full detail about the local history of the area when it was once known as Nelson's Landing, one of the largest ports on the Colorado river. This town was considered to be so lawless, marshals and sheriffs refused to enter the area!
Description of the mine tour:
This one-hour guided mining tour is both above and below ground. The tour takes you into the mine and the history of the oldest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. The tour begins with a walking tour of the old Techatticup Millsite. This is where the ore was brought out of the mine to the stampmill, crushed to a powder and mixed in cyanide tanks where the gold & silver were separated. We'll then proceed into the Savage Mine some 500 feet where you will view up and down slopes and actually see the veins they chased. This mine was claim jumped in 1874, which resulted in numerous murders. The temperature in the mine is a comfortable 70 degrees year round.
Meet at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV
Travel to Nelson, NV
Photograph the ghost town
Return to Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV – Meeting Room
Download and assess images from the morning photo session
Review day-two photo session
Tour on mine at Nelson, NV
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