The Lost Mine operated during World War I and produced only about 80 tons of manganese and tungsten ore before the war ended and prices plummeted for these steel alloy components. The mine consists of the original discovery cut and about 150 feet of underground mine workings. The Lost Mine Tour takes visitors on a rugged backcountry road past geologic faults and folds, an old travertine quarry, and an abandoned lime kiln operation on the way to the Lost Mine.
Tel: (719) 539-7786
On the web: Lost Mine
Note: Tours have not been offered for the last several years, but may be started up again in 2015. Call ahead to confirm.
Images courtesy of Lost Mine Tours