Lomax Placer Mine

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Location: On Ski Hill Road on the way to the Peak 9 ski lift area. From the stoplight at Park Ave 400 m uphill on the left.
Open: Winter: Tue-Sat 10, 14.
Summer: Tue-Sat 10, 14, Sunday 10.
Fee: free [2007]
Classification: MineGold Mine MineAlluvial Deposit
Light: n/a.
Guided tours: D=90 min.
Address: Lomax Placer Mine, 301 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO.
Summit Historical Society, 111 N. Ridge Street, PO Box 745, Breckenridge, CO 80424, Tel: +1-970-453-9022. E-mail: contact
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The Lomax Placer Mine was a hydraulic placer mining operation near downtown Breckenridge. They used hydraulic mining techniques, washing loose, unconsolidated gravels through placer mining equipment with high capacity water hoses. On an area of 2 ha the complete collection of equipment used in such a hydraulic mining operation is demonstrated.

The visit to Lomax mine includes the surface operation, typical placer mining equipment, a bachelor miner's cabin, the chemists equipment for assaying the ore content, and a slide show with historic photographs. The miner's cabin is complete with stove, musical instruments, snowshoes, actual furniture and utensils.