Country Boy Mine offering mine tours and gold panning lo ed in Breckenridge Colorado. Voted one of the best things to do in Breckenridge. 970 453-440
Lomax Placer Mine. 301 Ski Hill Road Breckenridge CO 80424 About Lomax Mine Site. Lomax Gulch was an active gold mine site in the 1860s. Miners used high-pressure ...
Once gold and silver were discovered in Summit County hundreds of underground mines sprang up in Breckenridge and the surrounding region. In the mid-1880s the Washington was one of the area’s largest gold and silver mines with five main shafts and over 10000 feet of underground workings.
What a great tour of a Colorado mine We learned about the life of miners the ruthlessness of mine owners and the history of the area around Breckenridge. Thanks to Ronnie from the Breckenridge Historical Society who knows the history of the area we were treated to a great history lesson.
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In the midst of the majestic Rocky Mountains the Country Boy Mine was one of the largest and most famous gold mines in Breckenridge Colorado. Today we invite you to visit the Country Boy Mine and enjoy the many activities the mine has to offer. Join us for a mine tour into a real gold mine at this historic d mining site.
Gold panning the earliest form of gold mining in Breckenridge was supplanted by underground mining techniques when the railroad arrived with heavy equipment in the 1880’s. Learn about the various mining methods employed in the Breckenridge area at the Washington Mine Gold and Silver Tour. The tour includes a re-created underground mine with ...
Through the 1860s gold was the primary metal coming out of the Breckenridge district but the 1870s brought a short silver boom. In 1887 two local miners Tom Graves and Harry Lyton found a 13.5 pound gold nugget one of the largest ever discovered at the time.
5. Phoenix Gold Mine. This one’s not lo ed in Breckenridge but hard to not mention when talking about Colorado’s mining history. Lo ed in the current and historic mining town of Idaho Springs The Phoenix Gold Mine is a great stop whether you are headed out of Breckenridge or into town from the front range as it is conveniently placed ...