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Creede mining district is located in Mineral County, in the San Juan volcanic area. Named after the town of Creede, it includes the camps of Jimtown, Creedemore, South Creede, North Creede (Upper Creede), and the Commodore Mine. The town of Creede was named for N.C. Creede, who was a prospector and co-owner of the Holy Moses and Amethyst claims. Its dimensions are about 4.5 miles wide by 5.75 miles long. This district produced silver, lead, gold, and zinc and was one of Mineral County's most important mining districts. Silver mined from this district accounted for the majority of this district's production.

Below: Historic mine at Creede. Credit: Vince Matthews

Historic mine at Creede 

Below: Humphreys Tunnel Mine. The aerial tramway power plant and mill can be seen near Creede, CO. Image courtesy the Denver Public Library and Western History and Genealogy Department.

Humphreys Tunnel Mine
Notable mines in the Creed mining district: 
  • Equity Mine
  • Silver Horde Mine
  • Amethyst Mine
  • New York Mine
  • Last Chance Mine
  • Commodore Mine
  • Humphreys Tunnel Mine
Last Updated: 3/22/2013 8:55 AM 
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