National and State Register

Tobasco Mine & Mill

Hinsdale County

The Tobasco Mine and Mill is associated with the metal mining history of Hinsdale and San Juan counties. The complex possesses the distinctive characteristics of a moderate size 1900s gold mine and mill operation in which the organization pattern is clearly evident. 

Overview of Tobasco Mine & Mill

Overview of Tobasco Mine & Mill

Its historical archaeological deposits have the potential to yield important information, specifically addressing the relationship between milling and mining, understanding the early use of the cyanide process, and for information on the health, dietary preferences, and economic status of the inhabitants of the workers at the Tobasco Mine and Mill.  Listed under Hinsdale County Metal Mining and Historic Mining Resources of San Juan County Multiple Property Submissions.

This site continues into San Juan County.