Photo courtesy of Bob Rinker
The Mt. Champion Mill processed ore from one of the most famous mines in the Leadville area.

The crew at the Mt. Champion, left to right: John Hrabcak - cook; John Cortellini; Dorsey Almond; Jim (Stoney) McDonald; John O'Connell.

A piece of the massive equipment used at the Mt. Champion: a jaw crusher, or all that remaims of it, found on the top level of the mill in 1972.

A section of the 6,100 foot long aerial tramway that connected The Champion Mine with the lower mill. Miners routinely rode the swinging one-ton buckets to and from work. (Colorado GOLD, Stephen M. Voynick)