Creede Underground Mining Museum


Useful Information

Location: Creede.
Open: Spring: weekdays 10-15.
Summer: daily 10-16.
Fall: weekdays 10-15.
[2007]
Fee: Adults USD 5, Children USD 3, Seniors USD 4.
[2007]
Classification: ExplainSilver Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Creede Underground Mining Museum, Forest Service Rd 503 #9, Creede, CO 81130, Tel: +1-719-658-0811. E-mail: contact
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History

1889 silver discovered at Creede.
1976 Bob Louth proposed building an underground fire station.
1985 Homestake Mining Company closed down the Bulldog Mine, mining at Creede ended.
1990 local citizens decided to build a mining museum.
NOV-1990 excavating started by three Creede miners.
1992 mine completed, museum almost complete.

Geology


Description

Creede Underground Mining Museum is located underground, but although it was mined from solid rock and is an authentic example of the methods and techniques used in the Creede silver mines, it was never a productive mine. It is a reconstruction, which was artificially created on a location with easy access for tourists.