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Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House

Academy Hill, Central City


The Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House serves as a constant reminder of Gilpin County's mining heritage. Developed in 1885, the Coeur d'Alene produced ore into the 1940s. Tours of the building, which is perched on the brow of Academy Hill, allow visitors to see antique mining equipment, the inner workings of a mine shaft house, and panoramic views of Central City and Black Hawk.  Open by appointment only.  



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