National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville
Explore the museum's collection of ores from local mines. | Photo by Craig Talbert

Staff writer

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum features displays about the history of mining in Leadville and across the United States, hundreds of specimens of gold and silver, ores and minerals, and a walk-through replica of an underground hardrock mine.

The specimens include the Quartz Wall from the Idarado Mine near Telluride and a 23-ounce piece of native gold from the Little Jonny Mine near Leadville.

The museum also is home to the Mining Hall of Fame, which honors more than 200 leaders from the industry, both historic and recent.

The museum is located in a brick, two-story building from 1899 that formerly housed Leadville High School.

Details
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
120 W. Ninth St.
Leadville, CO 80461
(719) 486-1229
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