Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle in the French Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. 275 years later the Valle Mining Company's 4000+ acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and generates
14,000 tons of oxygen, enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
Skip Navigation Links
Home
General Store
Directory
Main Street
Mining Heritage
Mining Museum
Lost History Museum
Weather
Miner News

Exhibit: Windlass for Hauling Ore Up Out Of A Mineshaft

At the Museum Annex, Restoration is in progress



From "Details of Practical Mining", McGraw-Hill London 1916,

More...

Used for centuries all over the world