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  • Colorado Gold Mining during the Great DepressionFinding

    2020-11-13 · Gold mining in Colorado goes back a long way of course. One of the more interesting periods after the initial gold rushes is the Great Depression era of the 1930 s. The industry went into the Great Depression in a weakened condition. In the 1920 s inflation had made the cost of operation prohibitive for many small miners already.

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  • Colorado Gold Mining during the Great DepressionFinding

    2020-11-13 · Gold mining in Colorado goes back a long way of course. One of the more interesting periods after the initial gold rushes is the Great Depression era of the 1930 s. The industry went into the Great Depression in a weakened condition. In the 1920 s inflation had made the cost of operation prohibitive for many small miners already.

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  • Frontier in Transition A History of Southwestern Colorado

    Placer gold mining accounted for only 188 635 in San Miguel County (first in gold lode mining production in southwestern Colorado and third in the state) during the period from 1878 to 1924. Yet one such placer mining project stands out in the history of the San Miguel River basin.

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  • These 17 Rare Photos Show Colorado s Mining History Like

    2016-12-31 · These 17 Rare Photos Show Colorado s Mining History Like Never Before. Since becoming a state in 1876 mining has been a vital part of Colorado s economy and work force (in fact mining is what brought many families to the area in the first place).

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  • Gold Mining in Ouray Colorado

    Mining in Ouray continued into the 1940s when the rich ore had played out. The country produced a significant amount of silver gold and copper among other minerals. Also Read Start Finding Gold in Colorado Prospecting around Ouray Today Ouray is a great destination for traveling prospectors seeking to find gold and explore mining areas in

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  • Colorado Mining ConferenceMining History Association

    2019-5-5 · In 1893 when repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act devastated silver mining in Colorado Telluride was fortunate to find enough new gold ore bodies to keep its mines open. In fact by 1896 two-thirds of the district s 3 million in ore production came from gold and only a year later this value jumped to an estimated 25 million.

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  • The Rich Gold Mines of Central City Colorado

    2016-11-1 · Central City has a rich gold mining history having been established in 1859 under the name the "Richest Square Mile on Earth " a testament to the richness of the surrounding area. Today Central City is surrounded by remnants of many of the most iconic gold mines in Colorado. It is located in the Rocky Mountains

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  • Colorado Mine Tours in Gold Rush Towns Colorado

    2021-5-13 · Full of gold rush lore and artifacts Colorado mine tours and mining towns offer delightful historic details and artifacts about the era of westward expansion. In fact early gold discoveries were relatively meager but to Americans on the East Coast eyeing

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  • 5 Places to go Gold Panning in Colorado without a Mining

    2017-6-17 · Colorado is a great state for gold prospectors. It has a long and rich history of gold mining with lots of places with great potential of finding gold. The challenge for most gold prospectors and especially those not residents of the state is that it can be difficult to find a place to prospect for

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  • INDEX TO COLORADO MINING DIRECTORYDenver

    2014-4-22 · index to colorado mining directory . first edition 1883 . robert a. corregan and david f. lingane . editors and compilers . the colorado mining directory co

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  • Ghost Towns Mining Camps of ColoradoLegends of

    2 days ago · While Cripple Creek Colorado is not a ghost town it was one of the most important mining camps in Colorado. Photo by Kathy Wieser-Alexander. During the late 19th century gold fever roared through Colorado like wildfire and mining camps and towns were literally born overnight.

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  • 5 Places to go Gold Panning in Colorado without a Mining

    2017-6-17 · Colorado is a great state for gold prospectors. It has a long and rich history of gold mining with lots of places with great potential of finding gold. The challenge for most gold prospectors and especially those not residents of the state is that it can be difficult to find a place to prospect for

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  • Colorado Mine Directory 1879-1910 NAME MINE / MILL

    2014-8-28 · atkinson w w black jack gold mining 169 teller m 1910 august a j silver glance mining 175 clear creek m 1879 august anthony j independent silver mining 157 clear creek m 1879 auld j m texas gold mining 206 teller m 1910 austin o o bay state colorado mining 73 boulder m 1879

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  • Rich history of gold mining left OutThere Colorado

    2019-8-26 · Rich history of gold mining left problems within its wake. View of Colorado Midland Railway freight cars in front of the Golden Cycle Mill in Colorado City El Paso County Colorado. Photo Credit Denver Public Library Western History Collection Call number MCC-3502. Undeniably prosperity flowed from the gold mines of Cripple Creek into the

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  • History in Focus Gold mining in Northwest Colorado

    2018-1-11 · In 1862 Joseph Hahn and two partners ventured into Northwest Colorado and discovered gold at Hahn s Peak. In the winter of 1866-67 Hahn and his partner William Doyle attempted to spend

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  • 8 Ghost Towns in Colorado with Abandoned Gold Silver

    2016-11-19 · St. Elmo Colorado (Chaffee County) St. Elmo is one of a relatively few inhabited ghost towns. It was founded in 1880 and grew to 2 000 people once mining for gold and silver began in the area. During the decline of the mining industry in the 1920 s the town saw a drastic drop in population. It is currently listed on the Natural Register of

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  • Colorado Gold Rush Articles Colorado Encyclopedia

    2016-7-16 · The Colorado Gold Rush is often referred to as the "Pikes Peak Gold Rush.". Although there was some prospecting around Pikes Peak in 1858–59 major gold mining near the mountain did not begin until the 1890s with the Cripple Creek strike. But as the easternmost of Colorado s F ourteeners the appearance of Pikes Peak on the western

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  • These 17 Rare Photos Show Colorado s Mining History Like

    2016-12-31 · Since becoming a state in 1876 mining has been a vital part of Colorado s economy and work force (in fact mining is what brought many families to the area in the first place).

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  • The Mining Industry in Colorado History Colorado

    2008-9-18 · Organized in 1859 Gold Hill was one of Colorado s earliest mining camps and remains an excellent example of the pattern of settlement and community development within the 19th century metal mining communities of Boulder County.

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  • 5 Places to go Gold Panning in Colorado without a Mining

    2017-6-17 · Colorado is a great state for gold prospectors. It has a long and rich history of gold mining with lots of places with great potential of finding gold. The challenge for most gold prospectors and especially those not residents of the state is that it can be difficult to find a place to prospect for

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  • Victor ColoradoThe City of MinesLegends of America

    2021-6-12 · Perched on the side of Battle Mountain at nearly 10 000 feet elevation is Victor Colorado a village steeped in history. Filled with vintage buildings and gold mining structures this semi-ghost town is one of the most preserved mining camps in Colorado.Before the town was even officially platted in 1893 it had already become known as the City of Mines because the largest and richest gold

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  • 8 Ghost Towns in Colorado with Abandoned Gold Silver

    2016-11-19 · St. Elmo Colorado (Chaffee County) St. Elmo is one of a relatively few inhabited ghost towns. It was founded in 1880 and grew to 2 000 people once mining for gold and silver began in the area. During the decline of the mining industry in the 1920 s the town saw a drastic drop in population. It is currently listed on the Natural Register of

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  • LOOKING BACK A brief look at the history of mining in

    2021-1-4 · Throughout the late 19th century and into the early 20th century the mining industry was running wild in Colorado. Outdoor adventurers today can drive or hike to the remains of some of these mining sites and even visit the active mine near Cripple Creek. Here is a look at the history of Colorado s mining

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  • LOOKING BACK A brief look at the history of mining in

    2021-1-4 · Throughout the late 19th century and into the early 20th century the mining industry was running wild in Colorado. Outdoor adventurers today can drive or hike to the remains of some of these mining sites and even visit the active mine near Cripple Creek. Here is a look at the history of Colorado s mining

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  • Colorado Mining ConferenceMining History Association

    2019-5-5 · In 1893 when repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act devastated silver mining in Colorado Telluride was fortunate to find enough new gold ore bodies to keep its mines open. In fact by 1896 two-thirds of the district s 3 million in ore production came from gold and only a year later this value jumped to an estimated 25 million.

    Get Price
  • History in Focus Gold mining in Northwest Colorado

    2018-1-11 · In 1862 Joseph Hahn and two partners ventured into Northwest Colorado and discovered gold at Hahn s Peak. In the winter of 1866-67 Hahn and his partner William Doyle attempted to spend

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  • Colorado Mining HistoryTrue West Magazine

    Duane A. Smith Colorado s foremost historian particularly in the mining history of the state produces two great gems. In San Juan Legacy Life in the Mining Camps (University of New Mexico Press 24.95) Smith once again demonstrates his unique grasp of the subject.Ten years after the Pike s Peak Gold Rush of 1859 silver and gold in the San Juan Mountains transformed this unique area

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