Clay County Mine
Clay County Mine at a Glance
The Clay consists of approximately 18 acres above ground. Like the Bates Hunter, the Clay is a historic mine whose workings date back to the Colorado Gold Rush. Unlike the Bates Hunter, the Clay is not served by a vertical shaft but rather by a series of inclines/declines that have direct access from a mine portal on the property. The inclines/declines connect with tunnels and shafts reaching over four hundred feet below grade. In this area other mines have successfully extracted ore from depths of over 2000 feet.