While mining is not now a major part of the Pacific Northwest states economy, in the past metals mining was a significant resource. Gold, copper, nickel, and other minerals were developed starting in the 1860's, reached their heyday around 1900, and have continued to the present at a reduced level. This photograph is of a block of massive copper, zinc, and lead ore from west central Oregon. Photograph by B.W. Rogers.
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