The Mine Next Door

5:30 pm Box Office  //  6 pm Reception  //  7 pm Event

Date TBD


The Mine Next Door

Join the Idarado Mining Company & Newmont Mining Corporation in celebrating 27 years of reclamation & partnership at the Idarado Mine.

An entertaining panel discussion featuring past and present personalities from Newmont/Idarado, and the Brett Scheckengost’s documentary short film about the Idarado Mine. Shreckengost’s film complements the 10-part “Mine Next Door” newspaper series by Samantha Tisdel Wright, which was published in newspapers in Ouray and Telluride. Attendees can take home a complimentary print edition of the series.

From its compelling origins as a base metal producer in support of the US war effort in WWII to its innovative, award-winning reclamation that began in 1993, Idarado has stamped its legacy on Ouray, Telluride and the mountains that connect them. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the rich and fascinating history of the Mine Next Door!


Panel discussion followed by Brett Scheckengost’s documentary short film about the Idarado Mine. A complimentary print edition of Samantha Tisdel Wright's 10-part news paper series, “Mine Next Door,” will be available for attendees to take home.

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