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Exploring The Old Hundred Gold Mine Durango

Southwest Colorado offers a variety of unique experiences to visitors. One that is unrivaled and quite literally one of a kind is the Old Hundred Gold Mine. This hidden gem is located just a short drive from Silverton, Colorado and offers visitors a chance to experience mining in action.

7 Reasons Durango is Colorado’s Hidden Pot o’ Gold

Gold Metal Fever: Durango is not only steeped in a rich history of hard rock mining; it was founded on it. When the Neigold brothers staked their claim of the promising Old Hundred Gold Mine north of Silverton in 1872, gold fever officially struck the Animas and the town that would soon unfold 50-miles downstream.

Hard Rock Gold Mining Mines Magazine

Hard Rock Gold Mining Seven Mines alumni work Colorado’s only active underground gold mine, which is situated only a stone’s throw from one of the first Rocky Mountain gold strikes. The phone on the office wall is a dedicated line to the working mine

Historic Silverton Mining Tour Durango & Silverton

2021-2-20  Historic Silverton Mining Tour Here you will see the gold vein with tunnels and shafts built by the hard-rock miners between 1907 and 1972. the train stop in time for the departure of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s steam train headed to Durango. You will ride on the same rails gold

Bill introduced to reform hard-rock mining laws

The Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017 was introduced on Tuesday in an effort to reform 19th-century hard-rock mining laws. Advertisement JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald file

The toxic Colorado river spill and the menace of old

The toxic Colorado river spill and the menace of old hard-rock mines Contaminated water from an old gold mine flows through the Animas River in Durango, Colo. are polluted by old hard-rock

7 Places to Find Gold in Colorado OutThere Colorado

2020-6-23  Here are some of the best places in Colorado to learn about the mining heritage, get up close to gold in underground tunnels, and try your hand at panning for gold to strike it rich. 1. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour. The Mollie Kathleen Mine sits in the heart of the Cripple Creek mining district, dubbed the “World’s Greatest Gold Camp

MOTHERLODE GOLD Swarm of Veins Hardrock

MOTHERLODE GOLD Swarm of Veins Hardrock Mining Colorado Prospecting for Gold How to prospect for hardrock veins and ores! Let’s find Motherlode Gold! We find some float indicator minerals and follow them to their hopeful “Motherlode”! source! Will this swarm of gold veins be BONANZA RICH!!? We prep samples, Fire Assay results in next

Colorado Mining Towns Western Mining History

Colorado Mining History In 1849 and 1850, several parties of gold seekers bound for the California Gold Rush panned small amounts of gold from various streams in the South Platte River Valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in then western Kansas Territory, now northeast Colorado.

Partisan bills compete to reform hard-rock mining laws

“Hard rock mining is part of our heritage in Colorado, but it is long past time to reform our antiquated mining laws.” The royalties would apply to hard rock minerals, such as copper and iron

5 Other Mines at Risk of Spilling Toxic Waste

Last week’s spill of three million gallons of acidic mining waste from the historic Gold King mine into the Animas River north of Durango “was an accident waiting to happen,” says Jennifer

Colorado Gold Prospecting Locations

A few tips for Colorado gold prospectors Although there have been millions of ounces of gold mined in Colorado, the vast majority of the gold found here is either in hard rock ore deposits, or are found in the form of very fine flour gold, dust, and fine flakes of gold.

Colorado: America's Heart of Gold AMERICAN

2021-2-5  This 1910 gold mine mill sits at the en- trance of the 4.16-mile Argo Tunnel lo- cated in the heart of Idaho Springs historic district. Visitors can view rock-drilling demonstrations in the mine tunnel during a 60-minute guided tour; a mining and milling museum displays grinding equip- ment and fire ore pieces. (303) 567-2421 www

Finding Gold in Colorado Historic Sites & Modern

When exploring old mining districts across Colorado, prospectors may run into hard rock mines with ore dumps nearby. These large piles of brocken rock from underground can contain impressive gold/rock specimens and overlooked ore. Mine-side ore dumps are often a combination of barren rock removed as the original miners followed

Rockhounding In COLORADO: Rocks and Gems And

4. River Gold Panning. Despite millions of ounces of gold being pulled from the rivers, streams, and mountainsides of Colorado; the vast majority of gold is still locked deep in hard rock deposits or diffuse in the form of fine gold dust and flakes throughout the flowing waters of the state.

Colorado Mining Towns Western Mining History

Colorado Mining History In 1849 and 1850, several parties of gold seekers bound for the California Gold Rush panned small amounts of gold from various streams in the South Platte River Valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in then western Kansas Territory, now northeast Colorado.

The toxic Colorado river spill and the menace of old

About 40% of all Western headwater streams are polluted by old hard-rock mines, the EPA has said. Colorado has 22,000 such mines, ranking third behind Arizona and Nevada.

2020 Finding Gold in Colorado

Here at Finding Gold in Colorado, we have stepped up to create and publish the books Colorado prospectors really want and need. We currently offer three books: Finding Gold in Colorado Prospector’s Edition provides 20 chapters of information on all the major gold mining

NARROW GAUGE to the MINES RAILFAN

2017-3-21  Locomotive #30, an 1898 Brooks Locomotive Works 2-8-0, served the gold mines around Nederland, Eldora, Gold Hill, Sunset and Ward on first the Colorado & Northwestern and later the Denver, Boulder & Western. With the demise of the DB&W, #30 saw service as #74 on other mining railroads: the Colorado & Southern's former Denver South Park

Colorado Gold Prospecting Locations

A few tips for Colorado gold prospectors Although there have been millions of ounces of gold mined in Colorado, the vast majority of the gold found here is either in hard rock ore deposits, or are found in the form of very fine flour gold, dust, and fine flakes of gold.

Colorado: America's Heart of Gold AMERICAN

2021-2-5  This 1910 gold mine mill sits at the en- trance of the 4.16-mile Argo Tunnel lo- cated in the heart of Idaho Springs historic district. Visitors can view rock-drilling demonstrations in the mine tunnel during a 60-minute guided tour; a mining and milling museum displays grinding equip- ment and fire ore pieces. (303) 567-2421 www

Finding Gold in Colorado Historic Sites & Modern

When exploring old mining districts across Colorado, prospectors may run into hard rock mines with ore dumps nearby. These large piles of brocken rock from underground can contain impressive gold/rock specimens and overlooked ore. Mine-side ore dumps are often a combination of barren rock removed as the original miners followed

Colorado Mine Tours Rock Mine Tours and Gold

The mining boom in Colorado started with the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush from July 1858 to February 28, 1861. The first big gold discovery of the Centennial State happened in present day Idaho Springs, where Chicago Creek flows into Clear Creek. Prospector George A. Jackson found placer gold

Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern

As hard rock mining declined from 1917 to 1920, the coal industry actually expanded, and by 1920 surpassed silver and gold in value of production. Gunnison County remained the largest producer in southwestern Colorado, the Somerset Mine in the western portion of the county ranking as one of the main contributors with an average capacity of

10 Rivers in Colorado Where You Can Find Gold

San Miguel County is a major gold producer for Colorado. Three major mining districts include Ophir, Telluride, and Mount Wilson. Although nowhere near as rich as the hard rock mines in the county, some gold can be found in the San Miguel River too. Use gold pans, sluice boxes, or a Gold Cube for the best gold recovery on that fine gold.

The toxic Colorado river spill and the menace of old

About 40% of all Western headwater streams are polluted by old hard-rock mines, the EPA has said. Colorado has 22,000 such mines, ranking third behind Arizona and Nevada.

La Plata Colorado Western Mining History

"La Plata City was originally established as a staging area for mining camps in the mid-1870s. Soon the community bustled with activity as placer mining and hard rock mining for gold began to pay off in La Plata Canyon. From 1878 to 1883, La Plata City pulsed with activity as the ramshackled settlement began to take shape in one of the only

2020 Finding Gold in Colorado

Here at Finding Gold in Colorado, we have stepped up to create and publish the books Colorado prospectors really want and need. We currently offer three books: Finding Gold in Colorado Prospector’s Edition provides 20 chapters of information on all the major gold mining

The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859

2021-2-19  The Trail of Gold and Silver is Smith’s fiftieth book. The University Press of Colorado’s Timberline Books series, which features the best current work on Colorado as well as classic reprints, proudly presents this master historian’s survey of 150 years of Colorado gold and silver mining.