National and State Register

Argentum Mining Camp

Hinsdale County

Although little remains today, the camp site is representative of the boom and bust cycles typical of many Colorado mining communities.  With a history paralleling the Tellurium / White Cross Mining Camp, it was never formally platted as a town site. 

Historic photo of the Argentum Mining Camp, approximately 1900.

Argentum Mining Camp, about 1900.

he population reportedly reached a peak of 500, and the camp served as a commercial center during periods of prosperity.  Listed under Hinsdale County Metal Mining and Mining Industry in Colorado Multiple Property Submissions.