Ann McMahon Photography

Mining Portfolio Moves to Colorado Springs, Colorado


Starting September 14th, 2017 with an opening reception and a lecture, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) will present the portfolio "Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County". Ann will be making a formal presetation in the library of WMMI and Andrew Lindlof, a geologist and her colleague in the project, will answer questions about the unusual geology of Silver City and Grant County. A second lecture will be given November 9th, 2017

The images printed for this exhibit feature eight of the nineteen mining districts of Grant County. The eight districts represented are those Ann and Andrew have been able to document over the last three years of work. Featured with the photographic prints are rock and mineral samples collected by Andrew. Additionally, rock and mineral specimens specific to Chloride Flat - where silver was discovered leading to the founding of Silver City - have been furnished by Vic Topmiller whose property lies in this oldest district.

Efforts by Ann and Andrrew, as well as Mr. Topmiller and historian, Terry Humble, continue to capture scenes, buildings, equipment and rock and mineral samples which are the history and the heritage of Silver City and Grant County. All four of these people believe the culture and history of mining is a main facet of the County. They hope that someday there will be a permanent place for the children who live there to learn about their culture and their heritage.

Payment of Ann and Andrew's expenses have been graciously donated by the Town and Country Garden Club of Silver City and the Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society. The exibit runs thru December, 2017