Smuggler Mine


Useful Information

Location: Aspen
Open: All year daily after appointment.
[2010]
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Classification: ExplainSilver Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Smuggler Mine, 110 Smuggler Mt. Road, Aspen, Tel: +1-970-925-3699, Tel: +1-970-925-2049.
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History

04-JUL-1879 Independence Gold Lode discovered.
1880 300 people living in the camp.
1894 world's largest silver nugget found.

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Description

Smuggler Mine produced once the world's largest silver nugget, weighing over 816kg and roughly the size of a Volkswagen. Visitors are transported to the mine entrance on the north side of town, within the Roaring Fork Valley. The tour is a walking tour on two different levels and goes 366m deep into he mountain.