Cherry Creek Depot
Steptoe Valley, NV – USA

Ore trains began shipping raw silver from the rich mines of White Pine County in 1906. After the mines closed in the early 1920’s, the next generation of mines shipped refined copper from the (then) world’s largest open pit copper mine at Ruth, Nevada, to Salt Lake City, UT. Kennecott Copper Corporation ceased mine and mill operations in White Pine County permanently, in 1975.

All that remains of the old train depot are the base of the water tower, the tracks, and a small maintenance shack.

Gems Gone Unnoticed

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55/200mm

Views: 482 (2010.DEC.03
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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Cassy Greenawalt
    Cassy Greenawaltalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you, Cassy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, Jared!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartalmost 6 years ago

    The picture is great and the story behind it too.

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

  • WOW! That’s amazing!
    Thanks a million, Dimensions!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Roz Fayette
    Roz Fayetteabout 5 years ago

    I love this.

  • Thanks, Roz!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Arla, it’s great to see more of your work.

  • Thanks so much, Gary!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Such a capture framing the mountains. Wonderful!!

  • Thank you so much, icesrun!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Great POV!!! Love the way you framed this fantastic shot!!!

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    FANTASTIC comp!
    Great framwork (no pun intended :)
    FAB colors!
    EXCELLENT texture…ADORE the way you treated the WALL, especially!
    Just wonderful, all the way around!
    PROPS on lining this up inside your “canvas”!!!

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    C-grats! Lacey

  • Thanks very much, Lacey!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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