What is Silverton famous for?

Silverton is well known because of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a former mine train that is now a National Historic Landmark, and internationally recognized events such as the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. The town population reached 637 in the U.S. Census 2010.

What was mined in Silverton?

The South Silverton mining area is in the western part of the San Juan Mountains, San Juan County, in southwestern Colorado. The area, which includes about 181/2 square miles, has produced ores of gold, silver, lead, copper, and zinc having a gross value of more than $61 million.

Who founded Silverton Colorado?

The town of Silverton,at an elevation of 9,318 feet along the Animas River, is the county seat and only incorporated town in San Juan County. It was established by prospectors in 1874, after the Brunot Agreement forced Ute Indians from the area.

What movie was filmed at Silverton?

Most locals had at least a walk -on role in Mad Max ll which was filmed in and around the town in 1981.

What movies were made at Silverton?

Dirty Deeds – 2001. Mission Impossible II – 1999. The Missing – 1998. Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – 1993. Reckless Kelly – 1991. Royal Flying Doctor Service (TV) – 1991. The Water Trolly – 1989.

What is the richest silver mine?

Polkowice uses the blasting method to extract the silver core. Its silver reserves are estimated to be around 775 million ounces (Moz.). In 2020, 39.2 Moz of silver was mined from this Polish mine, making it the world’s biggest silver mine.