Carbonate Mine

Useful Information

Location: Bald Mountain, near Breckenridge.
Open: JUL to SEP daily.
By appointment only.
Fee: Adults USD 45, Children (0-18) not allowed.
Classification: Limonite, Galena
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=-2 °C
Guided tours: D=3 h.
Address: Carbonate Mine, Iowa Milling Co., Breckenridge, CO 80424, Tel: +1-720-226-0702. E-mail: contact
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1896 mine opened.
late 1950's mine closed.



Carbonate Mine is despite the name not a The mine is located far up Bald Mountain, a place which is not reachable by normal cars. Visitors are picked up just north of the town of Breckenridge and brought up to the mine by a 4WD vehicle. Because of the height the tour is pretty impressive, but requires some care. The mine temperature is below zero, which explains the ice formations inside, and the entrance Warm clothes and appropriate shoes are essential, the guides will not take visitors without closed shoes into the mine. Helmets, miners lamps or torches, and rain jackets are provided.