Goldfield, Colorado


Goldfield Details

Status: Near Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1895

Current Population: 49

Peak Population: ~3,500

Elevation: 9,901 Feet (3,018 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Colorado

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Goldfield Description

Goldfield was the third largest town in the Cripple Creek District with around 3,500 citizens at its peak in 1900. The town was originally built around the Portland mine which was one of the best producing mines in the entire district. Goldfield gained some notoriety for being the location that the National Guard chose for it's headquarters during the violent strikes that occurred starting in 1903.

Did You Know.......

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


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