Hinsdale sees tourism in historic silver mine

Hinsdale sees tourism in historic silver mine

Old silver mine may go from contaminated site to destination
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This photo provided by Hinsdale County shows the mill at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City in spring of 2010. The gold mining company LKA International Inc. has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of the historic Ute-Ulay site to Hinsdale County in an effort to boost tourism.
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This October 2012 photo provided by Hinsdale County shows an old cabin at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City. The county will need help to clean up contamination from heavy metals, restore buildings dating to the 19th century, and eventually add a mining museum and potential lodging in a plan to assist the area’s tourism draw.
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This 2010 photo provided by Hinsdale County shows a tramway leading to the mill at the historic Ute-Ulay mine near Lake City. The 19th century silver mining camp is already popular with passers-by.
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