Exploring Creede, And Last Chance Mine

We have been having so much fun here in South Fork, Colorado. Our next door neighbors, and now friends, and fishing buddies, Patricia and Ken, are from Alabama, but come here in the summer, and they know all about this area, and have taken us under their wing to show us around.

They drove us to Creede, Colorado. OMG, what a beautiful area. This is my kind of place. I will let some of the pictures speak for themselves.

Well, if the adorable shops in Creede were not enough to knock your socks off, they were also having an arts and crafts fair on the day we were there.

After we looked in all the shops, and visited the art fair, we continued on the “bachelor loop” drive,

where we visited old mining claims, and even found one for sale…

Bill took a look inside, but decided this was not anything we would be interested in buying..

I didn’t find this sign too inviting if I was going to be interested in making an offer on the place… 🙂

Moving on from the old mining claim, we continued up, way up, the mountain to visit the last chance silver and  semi-precious gemstone mine. The views from the top of the mountain were spectacular to say the least…

The next few pictures are what you will see when you first arrive at the last chance mine.

This next picture shows the summer home of the people that own and run the mine.

This is a picture of the sitting porch they built. Our new friends, Patricia and her husband, Ken, walked right on out there so I could take their picture. I wasn’t about to go out on that limb. No way, I’m afraid of heights. Ha!

This is the jewelry shop you have to go into if you want to shop for any rings, earrings, necklaces etc. made from the silver and semi-precious gems mined here. The man who owns the mine makes the jewelry and his wife runs the jewelry shop. To get into the jewelry shop, you have to walk across that long, tin walkway, that has a shaky wooden floor that you can see through, and right down the side of the mountain. I mean this thing is scary, and as you can see, it’s being held up on stilts and some cables…

I wasn’t thrilled to go into that shaky building, but my friend, Patricia, told me she wasn’t either the first time she came to this place, but once she was inside and looking at all the pretty jewelry, she forgot all about the fact that this building was hanging off the side of a mountain.

Well, Patricia talked me into going in and taking a look around, and she was right… They have some beautiful jewelry. As a reward for my bravery of going into the shaky building, I bought this silver and amethyst ring. I love it! Some say “Amethyst stones are natural stress relievers with healing properties that rid negative energy and encourage inner strength, wealth, and clarity of the mind” I guess we’ll see about that! 🙂

 

Having the time of our lives..

Stay tuned!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jul 08, 2018 @ 23:44:29

    What a beautiful area! Love all those little mining towns and those VIEWS! Glad you treated yourself too! Can’t wait to see it in person! Hugs to you both! xoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 09, 2018 @ 11:22:52

      We love exploring the little mining towns too frissy, but Creede, oh my, that little town, and the surrounding area, is just so beautiful. I could have stayed the entire day right there. Love and hugs to you. XoXo

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