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    • Main portion of plan of Index Shale Oil Co, De Beque, Colo.

    • View of oil shale processing facilities at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; shows storage bins, crusher house, and smokestacks.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Where the spent shale is discharged

    • A man stands near the oil shale processing facility at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado, Shows a Brown retort, a conveyor belt elevator for tailings, exhaust stacks, and sheds. The Roan Cliffs are in the distance.
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    • 1922
    • Wash day in a United States Geological Survey camp

    • View of a large kettle beside canvas tents at a United States Geological Survey camp in either Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Oil shale burns under a laundry kettle.
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    • 1914?
    • Mount Logan

    • View of Mount Logan oil shale formations and Roan Cliffs in Garfield County, Colorado. Erosion cuts through rock strata.
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    • [between 1920 and 1925?]
    • American Shale Refining Co.

    • View of the American Shale Refining Company plant site near De Beque on Conn Creek in Garfield County, Colorado. Shows one-story houses with gabled roofs and tar paper siding. Identical buildings, possibly boarding houses or dormitories, an...
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    • [1920 August]
    • Oil shale development, Naval oil shale

    • View of a Naval oil shale plant near probably Rulison (Garfield County), Colorado. Mine buildings have corrugated metal sides, gabled roofs, and smokestacks. Shows layered shale on the Roan Cliffs and talus in the distance.
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    • [between 1930 and 1960?]
    • Plant site of the Monarch Shale Oil Co.

    • View of oil shale formations and Roan Cliffs at Conn Creek, in Garfield County, Colorado; also shows a Monarch Shale Oil Company building and tailings.
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Oil shale refinery

    • Men examine a retort at an oil shale processing facility at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; also shows machinery, pipes, and sheds.
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    • 1922 March 24
    • Shale cliff northwest of Collbran

    • View of layered, eroded shale cliffs near Collbran (Mesa County), Colorado. Sparse grass and trees are on the shale formation.
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    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • Shale mesas

    • View of snow on a shale mesa in probably Garfield County or Mesa County, Colorado. Shows layers of shale, talus, rocks, and sagebrush.
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    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Oil shale plant beside Colorado River

    • View of the oil shale demonstration plant beside the Colorado River near Rifle (Garfield County), Colorado. Smoke rises from smokestacks of the multi-story building, probably an oil shale retort. Denver and Rio Grande tracks are beside the river,...
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1915 and 1930?]
    • Oil shale deposits near Rifle, Colo.

    • A man wears a tie and stands near sagebrush in a valley below the Roan Cliffs near Rifle (Garfield County), Colorado. Shows trees, scree, and layered shale on steep cliffs in the distance.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co.

    • View of Continental Oil Shale and Refining Company corrugated metal-sided buildings and a brick retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. A sign on timber scaffolding near a ladder reads: "The Colorado Continuous Retort, Patent applied for," and a...
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    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Mt. Logan Oil Shale Mining & Ref'g Co.

    • Men, employees of the Mt. Logan Oil Shale Mining and Refining Company, pose in a rock cave near De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; a brass bed, shelves, and calendars are on the wall. One man smokes a pipe.
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    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co.

    • View of probably an oil shale retort with a brick smokestack and timber scaffolding in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows ladders above a corrugated metal roof and a sign on the building that reads: "Continental Oil Shale Mining & Ref'g Co." A...
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    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • DeBeque

    • View of oil shale processing facilities at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; also shows a retort with machinery, pipes, and sheds.
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Harry Brown - Brown Retort

    • Harry Brown poses in an oil shale processing facility at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; he poses beside a Brown retort (he is probably the inventor) that consists of a hopper, rotating tanks, and exhaust stacks.
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Brown Retort

    • Men examine a Brown retort under construction at an oil shale processing facility at the Index Shale Oil Company in De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; part of the retort is in a shed.
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    • [between 1920 and 1922?]
    • Mt. Index region

    • Men wear suits and stand near parked cars and on a steep hillside beside a tramway of possibly the Index Oil Shale Company near De Beque in Garfield County, Colorado. Shows probably oil shale processing buildings, holding tanks, dirt road grades,...
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    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Mt. Logan retort Simplex

    • View of an oil shale processing facility (a retort) near De Beque (Mesa County) Colorado; shows sheds, ore cables, chutes, and pipes on a hillside.
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    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Ruby Canyon steam shovel loading train @ Shale

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad construction in Ruby Canyon, Shale, Colorado, consists of a steam shovel loading ore cars; a man stands on the locomotive in the foreground and sandstone cliffs are to the sides.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1925 and 1930?]
    • Ruby Canyon - steam shovel loading train @ Shale

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad construction in Ruby Canyon, at Shale, Colorado, consists of a steam shovel loading gondola cars; tracks, dwellings, and sandstone cliffs are in the background.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1925 and 1930?]
    • Parachute Creek valley

    • View of Parachute Creek valley in Garfield County, Colorado; a man is by a car; a cabin and Roan Cliff formations and oil shale deposits are in the distance.
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    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • At the camp above plant of Index Oil Shale Co., De Beque, Colo.

    • Men wear suits, ties, overcoats, and felt hats and stand beside trees outside the Index Oil Shale Company plant in De Beque (Mesa County), Colorado. Shows metal and frame buildings and tall smokestacks. A flag above a building reads "Index." Metal...
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Paper shale cliff, Battlement Mesa, facing Collbran

    • A man wears overalls and a hat and holds a pick axe near the ledge of a layered shale cliff at Battlement Mesa area in probably Mesa County, Colorado. Shows a gorge and trees on steep slopes.
    • Phipps, R. C.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Plant of the Index Shale Oil Co., De Beque, Colo.

    • View of the Index Shale Oil Company retort near De Beque (Mesa County), Colorado; cliffs of Mount Blaine (Mount Index) are behind sheds, pipes, and tanks.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • A Mountain of shale on Conn Creek near De Beque

    • Men, probably miners, stand and pose beside canvas tents near sagebrush and a barbed wire fence near De Beque and Conn Creek in Garfield County, Colorado. Shows layers of shale on a mesa.
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    • [between 1910 and 1918?]
    • Oil shale retort

    • Men and women stand and pose beside oil shale refining machinery in possibly Garfield County, Colorado. Men wear suits and overcoats with velvet or fur collars, leather dress gloves, and felt hats or caps. Women wear dresses and fur overcoats,...
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    • [between 1917 and 1925?]
    • Brush Creek shale near Collbran

    • Men stand and pose in a ravine beside Brush Creek, trees, and a slope of layered shale in Mesa County, Colorado. Fallen timber is near the creek.
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Shale and water northeast of Collbran, Brush Creek

    • Men stand and pose beside a small waterfall on Brush Creek in Mesa County, Colorado. Layered shale is in the creek bed, and fallen logs and trees are nearby.
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]

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