Mine Sites

The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County Open Space and Trails Department contracted with Eric Twitty, Mountain States Historical, to complete a large scale, multi-phase inventory of the Upper Blue River drainage’s important historic prospect, mine, logging and settlement sites. Funded by a Colorado State Historical Fund grant and the Town of Breckenridge, the project focuses on sites within a U-shaped concentration of hardrock and placer mines commonly referred to as the “Golden Horseshoe”. The project area also includes sites located throughout Bald Mountain or dispersed around the North, Middle, and South Forks of the Swan River.

Mine Sites Inventories identify sites for historic preservation, recommend management actions, and gather data for academic studies of the mining industry and associated settlement. Inventories include: modern topo maps of the area, general site history, historic photographs (if available), artifact/site mapping of what remains, and site significance.

 

Resource NumberHistoric Site NameRegions
5ST1139Extenuate Mine Upper TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1140Abundance TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1141Union Mine Montgomery ShaftFrench Gulch Group
5ST1142Truax Mine Upper TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1143Truax Mine Lower TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1144Rose of Breckenridge MineFrench Gulch Group
5ST1145Minnie Mine Main WorkingsFrench Gulch Group
5ST1146Helen TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1147Helen ShaftFrench Gulch Group
5ST1148Cincinnati Mine Lower WorkingsFrench Gulch Group
5ST1149Lucky Mine and MillFrench Gulch Group
5ST1150French Creek TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1151Jessie Mine Glenwood TunnelGold Run Gulch Group
5ST1152Jessie Mine Jessie TunnelGold Run Gulch Group
5ST1153Prospect ComplexGold Run Gulch Group
5ST1154Peabody Placer MineGold Run Gulch Group
5ST1155Union Mine Shaft No.1French Gulch Group
5ST1156Standard MineGibson Hill Group
5ST1157Sundown MineGibson Hill Group
5ST1158Cashier Mine and MillBrown Gulch Group
5ST1159Cashier Mine Upper WorkingsBrown Gulch Group
5ST1160Prospect AditBrown Gulch Group
5ST1161Prospect AditBrown Gulch Group
5ST1162Fair TunnelWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1163Fountain TunnelWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1164Key West MineWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1165Extenuate MineFrench Gulch Group
5ST1166Mono MineFrench Gulch Group
5ST1167Minnie Mine Upper TunnelFrench Gulch Group
5ST1168Prospect AditGibson Hill Group
5ST1169Victoria MillWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1170American Gulch Placer WorkingsWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1171Miner’s Cabin RuinWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1172Miner’s Cabin RuinWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1173Miner’s Cabin RuinWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1174Placer Prospect ShaftWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1225Lightburn TunnelUpper Gold Run Gulch Group
5ST1226Gold Run Group Prospect ComplexUpper Gold Run Gulch Group
5ST1227Gold Run Group Prospect AditUpper Gold Run Gulch Group
5ST1228Georgia Gulch Placer WorkingsWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1229Victoria Mining Company BoardinghouseWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST1242Victoria Mining Company HousingWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST268Ouray TunnelIllinois Gulch Area
5ST341Jessie Mine and MillGold Run Gulch Group
5ST364Hamilton Mine and MillSwan River
5ST367Wire Patch MineFrench Gulch Group
5ST369Sallie Barber MineSouth Side of French Gulch
5ST372Wapiti Mining Company OfficeWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST373Gold Flake MineWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST390Wellington Mine and Mill
5ST540Detroit MineGibson Hill Group
5ST542Golden Edge MineBald Mountain
5ST544Boss MineWapiti Mining Company Group
5ST663White Swan MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST880Reiling Gold DredgeFrench Gulch Group
5ST881Iowa Hill PlacerPlacer Mine Sites
5ST969Rochester Queen Mine and Rexford TownsiteNorth Fork of the Swan River
5ST970Logging Camp 1North Fork of the Swan River
5ST971Carrie MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST972Carrie MillSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST973Thompson MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST974Pompeii MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST975Three Kings Mine and MillSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST976Tony MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST977Uncle Sam MineSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST978Swandyke TownsiteSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST979Unincorporated SwandykeSwandyke and Middle Fork of the Swan River
5ST980Wapiti SawmillMiddle Fork of the Swan River: Wapiti Logging Operations
5ST981Wapiti Logging Camp 1Middle Fork of the Swan River: Wapiti Logging Operations
5ST982Wapiti Logging Camp 2Middle Fork of the Swan River: Wapiti Logging Operations
5ST983Columbine Mine and MillSouth Side of French Gulch
5ST984Little Sallie BarberSouth Side of French Gulch
5ST985Puzzle MineIllinois Gulch Area
5ST986Ouray ShaftIllinois Gulch Area
5ST987Baldy Boss ClaimIllinois Gulch Area
5ST988Gold Belle Mine and MillBald Mountain
5ST989Corporal MineBald Mountain
5ST990Golden Edge MillBald Mountain
5ST991Tommy MineBald Mountain
5ST992Carbonate MineBald Mountain
5ST993Reliance Gold DredgePlacer Mine Sites
5ST994Summit Banner ReservoirPlacer Mine Sites
5ST995Placer Mine and Residential Site: CucumberPlacer Mine Sites
5ST996Parkville TownsitePlacer Mine Sites
5ST997Parkville CemeteryPlacer Mine Sites