The Mayflower Mine was an unsuccessful gold producer high above Telluride. Not much is published on its history, but the site has some interesting remnants. The operation started around 1890, and was largely abandoned by 1920. Something to note about this mine is that the original claim was actually called
The Barstow Mine in southwest Colorado was an early polymetallic producer above the townsite of Guston.
The Bill Young was a small silver mine above the townsite of Animas Forks. The mine never amounted to much, but it still has some interesting remnants. The mine was located in 1873 and was developed by a 250’ deep shaft. Levels were driven at irregular intervals, with a total
This was a really fun place to visit for me and one I’ve been trying to get to for some time. Weather makes it hard to get to most of the year, and you have to climb up to the mining camp at 12,200 ft elevation. A few
These are underground photos from a mine in the Silverton area that we explored. I didn’t have much underground time planned for this trip, but the mines we checked out turned out to be fantastic. One of these vast mines had a lot of equipment underground. My camera stopped
The Buffalo Boy was a small gold and silver mine which started production around 1930. The mine is caved in, but the interesting thing about the site is the long and steep tramway heading up to it. The tram line is over 8,500 ft in length and rises 2,
The Cutthroat Castle Pueblo was built around the same time as the other Hovenweep Puebloan ruins. Although the pueblo looks small, many people would have lived around it in the area. The site is along a canyon and is unusual in that it had a kiva built on top of