National and State Register

Crystal Mill

Gunnison County

Constructed in 1892 for use as a powerhouse, the wooden Crystal Mill sits on a dramatic rock outcrop above the Crystal River near the town of Marble.  It consists of three sections: the compressor house, the gear house, and the penstock. 

A photo of the mill with log sides, and pitched roof standing over a rock structure in black and white.

Crystal Mill 

The mill generated power for mining operations of the Sheep Mountain Mining and Tunnel Company until after 1917.  The Crystal Mill is reportedly one of the most photographed sites in Colorado and has appeared in many publications.