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Review of Last Chance Mine

Last Chance Mine
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Creede
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is a 1891 silver mine that is being restored and open- free to see. It has rock and mineral collecting, old buildings, its own museum and mine buildings. We are working on opening the underground for tours and continuing to restore several old structures.The 1891 tunnel was opened in June 2014 and is currently undergoing restoration for the upcoming public opening. Come stay overnite with us in one of the restored mining cabins,fully furnished and wake up to the old mining history. The best time you can have in Creede, Colorado. Visit our free museum see great vistas and you and your loved will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. You will visit no other place quite like this place,
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is the most intact and extensive mine we have seen in CO. And, we have lived here 30 years and done a lot of exploring mines in the State! Don't miss it!

2  Thank Jacy D
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Jack offers such an unique experience for anyone who likes the history of the mining times. You can not only walk through the Last Chance Mine, listen to a story of one of the richest mines in Colorado, but he invites the guests to enjoy themselves while knocking on the stones looking for crystals or silver, for which you pay only $2 per pound if you want to take the stone home.

But the highlight for us was to stay at the main cabin for few nights. The cabin is well equipped with a wood burning stove, water, small cooking stove, electricity, it is lovely decorated with miners memorabilia that gives you a sense of huge step back in time.

The mornings and evenings are the most peaceful in the Last Chance Mine, you wake up in the middle of mountains with views over other mining structures, and feeling that the time has brought you back to the 19th century.

Jack is using the donations for the stay in the cabins to continue the restorations of the mining structures on Last Chance mine and we were happy to support his vision.

2  Thank Boleslav
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I love what the owner is doing with the Last Chance Mine. He wants to preserve and share the history so that we may catch a glimpse of what life was like back then. There are unparalleled views and it is well worth the short drive from the Bachelor Historic Loop. They have tons of rocks from all over the world, and now they offer you the chance to prospect in the tailings piles and take home rocks you pick on your own. We did this and walked away with gorgeous amethyst that we found. By next summer they hope to have part of the mine open so that you can view the Amethyst Vein and I hope to visit again soon to see it myself. For those wanting an even more authentic experience, you can stay in rustic cabins there. If you're in the mountains to learn about the mining history, this is a must.

2  Thank mrandmrs42011
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Had a great time at the Last Chance Mine. The team there is very welcoming and took us. A tour of the property. I also purchased a ring there and had to have it sized. Jack called me a few weeks later and delivered it to me...over 100 miles away. Last Chance Mine is a great example of paying it forward. This is a stop for anyone who is interested in mining history

2  Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

We wanted to see an old time Silver Mine and got much more. The road into the mine was slow going , but do not turn back . The mine is a blast from the past and a great lesson in Geology. We learned soooooo much about the area and the mine it was beyond description. You will really enjoy this expr

2  Thank northwoodsbill_12
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