Status: Active Town
Date Settled: na
Current Population: 1,337
Peak Population: na
Elevation: 8,233 Feet ( 2,509 meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Tungsten
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Nederland began its history as the site of the mill for silver ore from the rich silver mines at Caribou (now a ghost town five miles away) and, during World War I, for tungsten ore from surrounding mines. Today it is better known as a gateway to outdoor recreation in the nearby Indian Peaks and the new James Peak Wilderness Areas. Nederland is located 15 miles west of Boulder.