Washington Mine Interpretive Site

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In July 2008, renovations were completed on the Washington Mine site, an example of one of Breckenridge’s early-day underground mines. In addition to shoring up infrastructure, the tipple (the point where ore carts deposited mined materials into waiting wagons below) and head frame (which provided the sheave and pulley system to lower men and materials into the mine) were rebuilt. A custom-built gold panning station was also added to the Washington to enhance the visitor experience. This project was funded by the Town of Breckenridge.