Jamestown, Colorado


Jamestown Details

Status: Near Ghost Town

Date Settled: ~1876

Current Population: na

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 6,926 Feet (2,111 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Colorado

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Jamestown Description

The Jamestown district is in the Front Range in central Boulder County, about 9 miles northwest of Boulder. Gold ore was discovered in 1865, and sometime between 1876 and 1881 the town of Jamestown was founded. Little else is known of the early development of the district, even though it is one of the major gold-producing areas in Boulder County.

Flooding damaged the town extensively in the Fall of 2013, and as a result 90 percent of the town was relocated.

Did You Know.......

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


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