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The Colorado Gold Rush

Posted July 16, 2009 in History of Mining
The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Colorado in the United States that began in 1859 (when the land was still in the Kansas Territory) and lasted throughout the early 1860s.

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Historic Silver Production

Posted July 16, 2009 in History of Mining
The sources of data for the silver worksheet are the mineral statistics publications of the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook (MYB) and its predecessor, Mineral Resources of the United States (MR); and Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) and its predecessor, Commodity Data Summaries (CDS).

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The Colorado Silver Boom

Posted July 16, 2009 in History of Mining
The Colorado Silver Boom was a dramatic expansionist period of silver mining activity in the U.S. state of Colorado in the late 19th century.

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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

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