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Bobtail Mine

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1862. 400 Gregory St.

One of the oldest and richest mines in Colorado, this jackpot still pays off today as tourists clamber aboard donkey-pulled ore carts for mine tours. The tunnel reaches the main Bobtail gold vein 1,100 feet into Bobtail Hill, a lode that produced some $5 million before owners switched to mining tourism in the 1950s. The town's distinctive dry-wall rock construction can be seen in the mine portal and foundation of the mine office.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Bobtail Mine", [Central City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GL32.

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Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 200-200.

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