Russell Gulch, Colorado


Russell Gulch Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1859

Current Population: A few

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 9,150 Feet (2,789 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

State: Colorado

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Russell Gulch Description

William Greeneberry Russell discovered placer gold in this area in 1859. The town of Russell Gulch was built at the site as over 1,000 miners poured into the area in search of riches. Today the town has a handful of remaining historical structures.

Did You Know.......

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


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