Downtown Creede in 2010. Photo credit: Vince Matthews for the CGS.

Creede: The Last Boom Town

2019-10-16 | CGS Admin

This RMPBS/Colorado Experience video explores the vibrant mining history of Creede, Colorado.

In so many ways, the story of Colorado is the story of mining. The town of Creede in the south-central Rockies of Colorado stands as one of the last mining towns of its kind. So many mines and their legacies were abandoned over the years – and nearly lost forever. But a handful of heroes have staked a claim on history by preserving these sites. From mining boom towns to ghost towns – it’s all here.

One of our favorite POGIs (Points of Geologic Interest) is the Underground Mining Museum in Creede, so if you are planning a visit, be sure to check it out!

Citations, Categories & Tags


“Creede: The Last Boom Town.” Colorado Experience. Denver, CO: Rocky Mountain PBS, October 17, 2019.


Geology, Minerals


2010s, historical, Mineral, minerals, mining, RockTalk, third-party, video