By Lynda LaRocca
If you really want to preserve the past, it helps to purchase part of it.
Just ask Bob Calder.
Calder owns the Hopemore Mine, which offers Leadville’s only guided walking tour of a hardrock or underground mine.
Located at an 11,560-foot elevation in the city’s historic mining district, the Hopemore began operations in 1908; it remained a working mine until about a decade ago.