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Washington Mine

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1880. Summit County 518 via Boreas Pass Rd., 1.1 miles east of Breckenridge on Barney Ford Hill

This prospect hole proved rich enough to justify six tunnels by 1911. Hard-rock miners dug gold, lead, and silver here for eighty years. In 1984 the Summit Historical Society restored the above-ground shaft house, change room, equipment, and part of one shaft for hard-hat tours.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Washington Mine", [Breckenridge, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 463-464.

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