Mining is a vital part of Boulder County’s history. It is a fascinating topic with endless information ranging from the basic to the scientific.
The web-based tour explores the history of the county’s hard rock mining through historical and present-day photos, videos, oral histories and an interactive map that includes mining and milling sites, and the Switzerland Trail Railroad line.
This virtual tour is meant to be an introduction to hard rock mining in the county. It is especially aimed toward beginners like researchers, students, teachers, tourists, and the like. Enjoy.