Mining Ruin

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MiningRuinDuring the last great Colorado gold rush of the late 1800s, the landscape surrounding Cripple Creek, Victor, and Goldfield, Colorado were covered by mining operations. This is the ruins of the Theresa Mine. Today, it is apart of what is now known as the Vindicator Valley Trail. This relatively flat and easy 2-mile trail passes amongst several old mines in the Goldfield area. The trail has several signs with photos and information from the time that the mines were in operation. According to miningartifacts.org, by 2005 about 23.5 million troy ounces of gold had been pulled from this area of Colorado since the rush started in 1890.

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  1. Very cool… my last post was about Colorado mining too!

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