Project Update: Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill

Impressive Stabilization Progress at 4UR Mill

Onsite at Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill, courtesy of Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill, known as the 4UR Mill, received State Historic Fund (SHF) grant funds in spring 2020 to stabilize the most critical and severely deteriorated features of the Mill. Work began on the site in spring 2021. Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Preservation Services Director Jane Daniels visited the Mill, located outside of Creede, Colorado, late June to check out the progress, which was quite impressive. Harrison Western, the general contractor, made significant advancement stabilizing the internal columns and preparing the Mill’s main high roof for enclosure. They will take a brief pause this summer not to disturb operations at the 4UR Resort, and will resume work in October. Thank you to Harrison Western, the 4UR Ranch, Form+Works Design, and the SHF for an outstanding job so far!

For more information on this Colorado Preservation, Inc. project and others, contact Jane Daniels, director of preservation services, at jdaniels@coloraodpreservation.org.

Onsite at Wagon Wheel Gap Fluorspar Mine and Mill, courtesy of Colorado Preservation, Inc.
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