TELLURIDE

NAME: Telluride
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Recent Activity.
REMAINS: Scant ruins.

The camp was named Telluride because of the colorful tellurium found in the ore. Telluride was formed around the same time as was nearby Fluorine and for a while the two camps were rivals. The camp last appeared on maps in 1910 although miners worked some of the mines until 1915. During its peak, Telluride had a population of twenty-five. Nothing substantial was ever built there and only some small tailing piles mark the site. Some recent activity has brought about the only real production Telluride has ever seen. In 1989 and 1990 the open-pit Motherlode mine produced 30,000 ounces of gold.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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