Ouray / Silverton

The Ouray mining district is located in the area of about 10 to 15 miles around the town of Ouray. Ouray, which was originally Uncompahgre City, was settled around 1875 after a discovery at the Mineral Farm claim.

Below: View of the Atlas silver and gold mill and slag pile near Ouray, CO. Photo credit: McClure and Louis Charles, courtesy Denver Public Library, History Colorado.

View of the Atlas silver and gold mill and slag pile near Ouray, CO

Below: Shenandoah Tramway. Above what is likely the Shenandoah-Dives Mine, film maker Tom Barbre is in an aerial tramway bucket near Silverton, CO. Photo credit: Bob Zellers, courtesy Denver Public Library, History Colorado.

Shenandoah Tramway Barbre in bucket Photo credit: Bob Zellers

Notable mines in the Ouray / Silverton district:

  • Camp Bird Mine
  • Shenandoah-Dives Mine