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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

Smuggler Mountain was known as one of the richest silver mines in the world. Today, some mineral exploration activities still take place on site, but most of the mines have been abandoned. A 116-acre residential area now occupies a major portion of the site, and includes condominium units, mobile home parks, a tennis club and single-family homes. The non-residential portions of the site serve primarily as a tourist attraction for Colorado travelers. Visitors can tour the mine site and its public use helps bring new income and investments to the community.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 33 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 61 people and generated an estimated $5,123,319 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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