This 60 minute documentary on the history of the Cripple Creek Mining District was produced for the City of Cripple Creek. It tells the story of this gold mining camp on the west side of Pikes Peak that became the richest gold district in the United States,
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"Gold found," reads a June, 1850 entry in Cherokee gold prospector John Lowery Brown's journal. This was the first documentation of gold in present-day Colorado, and it was a group from the Cherokee Nation that discovered the mineral that led to the Colorado gold rush. Learn more about the Cherokee influence on the Colorado gold rush in this OsiyoTV Cherokee Almanac.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Tennessee is a large, productive mine, located 1 mile north of the gorgeous Turquoise Lake and just 6 1/2 miles from Leadville. Finding an available claim in or around Leadville is rare and usually very expensive purely for being located in such a historic mining area. Iron, gold and silver ores were found in the tailings. A small stream is located just across the road from the claim.
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Stumbling upon gold can chance people’s life, like the California historic gold rush or even the Bitcoin boom. Here are some of the most historic gold rushes ever. Subscribe to World5List http://goo.gl/cpJSA6 Find us on... -- http://www.boredbadger.com -- http://www.facebook.com/world5list Historic Gold Rushes Some people dream of winning it big in the lottery but what if you accidentally stumbled upon a large amount of wealth? It just so happens that in our past and even in our present with cryptocurrency like bitcoin people still go bonkers over the idea of striking it rich easily so join us as we check out some historic gold rushes that ended up changing people's lives for better or worse: The California Gold Rush In 1848, it would be a carpenter from New Jersey that accidentally created one of the greatest gold rushes in American history. His name was James Wilson Marshall and he found flakes of gold in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California. Witswatersrand Gold Rush One of the most popular locations to source gold still today was discovered long before 1886 by Africans and Natives who were already mining for the precious mineral, but it was Witswaterrand that would play a key part in the Mineral Revolution and it also led to the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Black Hills Gold Rush The land was technically owned by the Sioux at the time in 1874 but the first arrivals of men seeking gold were led by George Armstrong Custer. He brought along with him 1000 men to investigate the rumors that there was gold in present-day Custer, South Dakota. Georgia Gold Rush of 1829 The George Gold Rush of 1829 at the time was known as Cherokee Nation, but it began to be flooded by thousands of prospectors hoping to find gold in the area. There were around four thousand miners working along the Yahoola Creek alone and the numbers only grew over time. Pike's Peak or Bust! The Pike's Peak or Bust! Slogan could be seen on carriages coming into town and it actually became the slogan in reference to the early prospectors who came to the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in search of gold. Bitcoin Boom We have come quite a long way from the time when prospectors and miners had to get lucky and search in rocky regions in order to strike it rich, but now with the Bitcoin Boom things aren't so far from our past.
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A 5 - minute animation of Colorado history: American Indian in Colorado; European settlement; Pike's Peak Gold Rush; Colorado War; Colorado becomes a state; Mining in Colorado Check out our other animations of American History: Animated history of Halloween: https://youtu.be/uyxadwwT2lE Animated history of Easter Eggs: https://youtu.be/DiwzYdQjEsg Animated history of White House: https://youtu.be/L8W22w3ujGY Animated history of Texas: https://youtu.be/hvOxSQYq2W4 Animated history of Wall Street: https://youtu.be/hvOxSQYq2W4 Animated history of California: https://youtu.be/fjm1v_LPtkI Animated history of Washington, D.C.: https://youtu.be/3Z7GAPEt4tc Animated History of Viking: https://youtu.be/yak4JLMSN4g Animated History of Martin Luther King, Jr.: https://youtu.be/Hmw8QjLjDh0 Animated History of Peru: https://youtu.be/5x78_wQYeFM Animated History of Chicago: https://youtu.be/KNxMSMgED4M Animated History of Poland: https://youtu.be/UJ3c35ZTDow Image Credits: Wikipedia, Pixapay, Archives.gov
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National History Day, Nikita Marlin
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Mingo is a lost treasure; likely worked prior to 1890 and then forgotten. The mine has been cut following the highest grade gold and quartz vein. There are other veins showing good ores that have scarcely been touched. There is also a high grade pile outside the mine. A placer claim covers the water that runs down the center of the claim, with fleck gold visible in the water.
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Another cool adventure, on our recent trip to the Rockies. Highly recommended! Take the full, sardine cage ride with us, 1000 ft. below the surface, and walk and ride through the old, granite tunnels, of this decommisioned gold mine.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ Today on Gold Rush Media Corey and Jessica walk us through the Historic King's Canyon Gold Mine. This combination Lode and Placer claim is resides in Jackson County, Colorado. The King's Canyon claims are a great example of elusive, but massive gold mines, which Colorado is known for. A well maintained road passes within a mile of the claims, but the mines lie hidden up an old overgrown road. There are two claims, a lode and placer, that cover two separate mining operations. Estimated years of operation were from the 18960s-1940s. The area is a mining wonderland.
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As always, Mountainman is out and about! We went up the mountain once again, and this time we were looking for lost gold! There have been so many claims in America since the early years of the gold rushes that its hard to believe there is still gold up on the mountain. We use the LR2000 reports program to locate old, voided, or abandoned claims and mines. The claims are never easy to find in the bush bet perseverance wins out in the end. This old abandoned claim was found by the barely visible depression left in the ground. We crushed ore and tested the gravels in the washes in the area. It was a small load claim from the 40's an hour and a half hike strait up the side of the mountain. We are thinking about staking a claim in the area and are keeping the location under wraps until we locate our favorite spot! As always, leave us a comment if you wanna know more or subscribe to get our latest videos!
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Part of our new EPIC POCKETS series, we investigate the new "Sunny Side Pocket" which has already yielded over 400lb of crystals! Caleb K explains his discovery and the process to carefully extract these huge specimens.
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We pulled some strings and bought a claim from the Department of Land Transfer. We had invested a lot of money in this project and hope to make the best of this venture. "Together we Hunt, and Tell Stories by firelight." We will be opening this claim as the summer progresses. We hope to find plenty of gemstones on this claim this summer!
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Hard Rock Mining Amazonite at the Lost Mine in Ontario Canada. Using two methods, a Jack Hammer and a Micro Blaster. We were able to get some great samples but wow is Amazonite ever a tough mineral! The Lost Mine and the Smart Mine are part of the Miller property which is privately owned with public access. A $10 per person per day collection fee is required. Information about the Miller property can be found here: https://www.mindat.org/loc-7806.html
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ Today on Gold Rush media Corey does a quick walk through of the Independence (Camp Bird) Gold Mine. This little claim resides up in Gunnison County, Colorado. There is a lot of flake gold potential on this claim and the gold is clearly visible in the tailings around the main adit. Although reclaimed and collapsed the main workings of the mine are easily accessible from the hole above the main entrance.
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Mining for Amazonite July 2016. Pikes Peak Region, Colorado.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ Today on Gold Rush Media Corey and Jessica walk us through the Historic Boiler Shaft located on the Doctor Claim. The Boiler Shaft is a very old site. It has been sampled recently, within the last 10 years. There are some very old cabins, many prospects, one massive shaft and several smaller shafts. It's located in high country; it's remote, but easy to access.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ In 1882 reports from the Brittle Silver state that the ore ran from $150 to $1200 to the ton, in a vein of 18 inches of sulfide of silver, which could be amalgamated at little expense. Today, with inflation, that dollar amount would be worth $3,625 to $28,998 per ton, a truly remarkable mine. Surveyors noted beautiful ores inside the mine with over 1900 feet of workings.
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ZARTUSACAN is Zoe’s and Allister’s Road Trip in the USA and Canada. In May 2016 we flew our own motorbikes – a Triumph Tiger Explorer and a BMW F650GS – from the UK to Canada, and then spent just over ten weeks touring in the USA and Canada. We rode in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. EPISODE 6… The trip continues with - riding in Colorado, Durango to Silverton and meeting some fellow British riders, the Million Dollar Highway, chancing across waterfalls that couldn't be seen from the road, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park including the East Portal Access Road, meeting lots more Americans, winding mountain passes to Cripple Creek in the Rockies, a ride up Pikes Peak, and the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. Read the blogs - http://splodzblogz.co.uk/2016/06/29/zartusacan-road-trip-posts/ ------------------------------------------------------------- We made the videos, along with taking lots of photos, so that we would have something to remember the trip by, and so that our family and friends could see some of what we experienced. The video wasn’t the main purpose of the trip, though; the main purpose was for us to see and experience everything for ourselves, with taking video and photos coming second to that, so this only really shows you glimpses of our trip. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy it. (Don’t forget to bump to 1080p HD!) ------------------------------------------------------------- FIND ME ONLINE Splodz Blogz - http://splodzblogz.co.uk Twitter - http://twitter.com/splodz - the best place to chat to me! Instagram - http://instragram.com/splodz Facebook - http://facebook.com/splodzblogz YouTube Channel – http://youtube.com/splodzblogzcouk -------------------------------------------------------------
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I hit upon some sky blue amazonite and smoky quartz on Cinco De Mayo 2014 in the Pikes Peak Batholith in central Colorado. Some of my best Amazonite yet! More information and photos on the blog at davealex.com.
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The No Mans Claim is one of those rare claims that has indisputable gold values, but somehow has managed to stay off the radar. There is no record in the USGS or Bureau of Mines that mentions this mine with the exception of a small note from a 1915 survey of the district that reads, "There are many other small mines the district where gold is being reported that show no pegmatite deposits." Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/
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Check out: www.TrailTaker.com to find your next Adventure! First off Stephen the guide we had was awesome. As you can see in the video he was just GREAT. It was mentioned that the open pit mine in Victor, CO might be purchasing the Mollie Kathleen Mine and not to give tours but to strip mine the land it is on. This is very sad news as that mine tour is one of the best around and we have been going over the years and have watched them expand with all the other buildings. I'm sorry for the long video but I wanted to show the WHOLE mine and surrounding area in how it is before it just ups and closes. Does this mean it will be closed before 2019 season, I don't know and details were not given but it very might be done never to see another tourist again and be destroyed. :-( :-( :-( it will be sad to see it go and be an ugly Pit mine operation. Some links: http://www.goldminetours.com https://www.pikes-peak.com/attractions/mollie-kathleen-gold-mine/ https://visitcripplecreek.com/attractions/mollie-kathleen-gold-mine/ To help the channel out: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer-fad2652c https://www.paypal.me/meekerextreme
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/store/mining-claims-for-sale/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpedinc National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Doctor Mine is another one-of-a-kind, exactly what you would expect from Gold Rush. The mine is located high in the hills of Colorado and is spread out over Doctor Park area with a placer and a lode claim. There was notable gold flake, pyrite and mica noted in the running water and several sections of the river had dumps right out of the mines.There are three buildings on the claims: a fully stocked cabin with propane and water, an interesting old locked cabin with a section of the river running underneath it, and finally a very clean and well stocked outhouse.
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Lost Mine, Secret Fluorite Vein, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Part 1) The Blackfoot Native known as Doug showed me a secret vein of Fluorite in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, and we began exploring the area to see all it has to offer. Though this Fluorite has little value as is we plan to use it in art and sculpting, as well as jewelry. Watch as we uncover some great pieces and have a blast doing it! Remember, "Together we hunt, and tell stories by firelight!"
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Please Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northstar_drone/ While searching for abandoned GOLD MINES we came across beautiful Central City, Colorado. Once a thriving gold mining town, it is now a sleepy casino town resting in the Rocky Mountains. "Central City, is the Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. The city is a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush and came to be known as the "Richest Square Mile on Earth". Central City and the adjacent city of Black Hawk form the federally designated Central City/Black Hawk Historic District." -wikipedia
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The Montezuma mine was originally located in 1878, near the apex of the lode that would be come to be known as the Smuggler Lode. By 1884 the mine had been producing thousands of tons of silver and lead ore along with a lot of gold. Old historical documents show that the gold was processed at the lower or 6th level as they shipped all of the silver and lead down to be smelted in Leadville. Somewhere around 1896-7, a larger mining company began digging in near the river following placer gold and silver bits. They called this mine the Carribeau, named for a lake or sea in Europe. They worked in and hit the Smuggler vein at a lower instance. Unlike the upper mine, these claimants immediately patented the property once they were producing ores. Around 1900, the Carribeau, working up, intersected with the Montezuma as they worked down. The details are unknown, but the Carribeau sold out their interest to the Montezuma. Law had already established ownership of lodes at the apex of the vein. With that in place they would not have legally held the mine for long. On or around 1901, the unpatented Montezuma was sold along with the Carribeau (now known as the 13th level) to some investors from Boston for $350,000.00, in 2014 figures that is equal to $9,649,437.26. This was not wasted money, the mine was noted for expansive reserves of gold, silver and lead. The new company installed a double battery of stamp mills and began pushing all of the ores out to the 13th level and processing at that point. The mine kept working under a few various entities until 1936, still shipping ore, when the economic crisis brought on by the rise of Nazi Germany and the anti-mining rhetoric from FDR caused what was thought to be a temporary closure. The Montezuma Mine has a documented 12.8 miles of drifts, raises, winzes and cross-cuts. This was a gold mine, the silver was ancillary. Between 1881 and 1913 the mine recovered an estimated 50,000 ounces of gold, it's one of the reasons it never slowed down even with the silver crash in 1893.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Greek Garden Mining claim is located just off the road in Empire, Colorado. This was a rich, good sized gold mine based on the tailings. The presence of easily visible, free-milling gold in the tailings indicates that there were very high grade deposits being worked and some loss of small gold was not an concern for the miners.
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Verde Creek is a historically well-known gold producing mine. Two lode claims and one placer claim cover all of the significant workings of the mine(s) as well as the streams and tributaries that are known to carry good amounts of gold. Claims were held on the Verde Creek mines for many years, and the claims only recently became available again.
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My favorite tour of the year so far! I got to take 2 wonderful people on a tour that included Old Stage Road, old railroad tunnels, Victor & Cripple Creek Colorado, an old gold mine head, and petting wild donkeys. We stop for a bite to eat and even see some crazy test cars from Detroit along the way. Thanks for watching, -Todd Toven....aka the Rocky Mountain Meat Hunter Visit me @ RockyMountainMeatHunter.com For information on all tours offered by Adventures Out West, visit AdvOutWest.com
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Enjoy this tour of the Capital Prize gold mine located in Georgetown, Colorado. This recently opened mine takes you a incredible 1,000 feet into the mountain. Despite over 10,000 mines in the State of Colorado, very few offer tours. This was one of the better tours I have been on with many branching tunnels, and a drill demonstration. Thanks to the tour operator for allowing me to film this video. Filmed in August, 2018. More information can be found on the website below. https://www.capitalprizegoldmine.com
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Website: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/ Mining Claims for Sale: https://www.goldrushexpeditions.com/s... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRushExpe... National Bureau of Mines: http://www.nationalbureauofmines.org/ The Tacoma Tunnel is a historic although reclaimed mine site right outside of Gilpin Colorado and is another case of reclamation gone south. This was clearly a large site at one point, and it's Tunnel Moniker leaves much to the imagination. Corey walks us through a few points of interest on the site and reiterates once again that the battle over our public lands is still a cause worth fighting for.
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The Grays Peak Mine is historically known as the Broken Handle Mine. It resides at the base of Kelso Mountain in Colorado. This claim is a rare oasis in an area full of private land. The mine is known for its gold production but was hindered in the past by its remote location and extremely expensive logistics costs in getting the ores down the mountain.
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At the height of the Colorado gold rush, the city of Victor, high up in the Rocky Mountains, had a population of more than 18,000 people. In the 1890s people flocked into Victor in search of gold high up in the hills. The gold and the prospectors are now long gone, but the town remains - along with a few hundred residents. Photographers, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating as "Anderson & Low" since 1990. Their haunting photographs of Victor capture a place caught between the present and the past, and feature in a new book, "City of Mines". (Image: Abandoned structures in Victor, Colorado landscape from the project, "City of Mines", 2015. Credit: Anderson & Low) Produced by: @ibrim Presenter: @bbcdandamon Contributor website: www.andersonandlow.com The “City of Mines” book is available here http://www.dewilewis.com/products/city-of-mines The “City of Mines” exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (USA spelling) http://www.csfineartscenter.org/exhibits/anderson-low-city-mines/ Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
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High altitude, groceries delivered by mule train, pack rats and spoiled Thanksgiving turkeys are just a few of the challenges faced by ladies living in Colorado's remote mining towns at the end of the 19th Century. Learn the stories of three inspirational women who held their own while surrounded by a harsh landscape and un-lady-like company.
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The St. Jacob Mine, located just outside of Lake City, Colorado, has no shortage of epic views and ores to be found. Historically the St. Jacob was worked for gold, silver, lead, and zinc. Proof of these minerals can be found in and around the mine and tailings.
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