The Southern Teller County Focus Group
(STCFG) will be hosting its ninth annual historic mine tour Saturday,
May 25. The tour of the surface remnants of the Mary Nevin Mine west of
Victor will be held as part of Colorado’s Archaeology
andHistoric Preservation Month.
This 1890's mine is on private land not
accessible to the public - do not miss this opportunity to view the site
nestled in a historic mining valley. This tour is possible due to the
cooperation of the El Paso Gold Mining Company, on whose property the
mine is located.
Former hard rock miner Gary Horton, who
worked in the Mary Nevin in the 1970s, will present historical and
operational information on this unique mining property.
The mine produced gold in 1913, 1914 and from
1937 to 1941. In 1978 the mine was restored and produced $38,000 in gold
(at then god prices).
Meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum no
later than 9:30 the day of the tour. All participants will be required
to sign waivers and wear hard hats, which will be provided by the CC&V
Gold Mining Company (CC&V). CC&V shuttles will be available for a
limited number of seats. If more tickets are sold than vans hold, the
remaining ticket holders will be required to carpool to the site. This
tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended
online at VictorColorado.com. Online reservations are by credit card;
cash only payments will be accepted at the museum the day of the event.
Tickets will also be on sale the museum (cash only) May 18 and 19.
The cost is $10 per person, which benefits
the historic preservation and community development projects of the
STCFG. The organization’s next major project is the development of a new
trail connecting Victor to Shelf Road and interpretative signs along