People have been “finding gold in Colorado” since well before there was a place called Colorado and are still actively doing it today. From American Indian residents of this area and early European explorers finding gold in the streams and using it in trade, to modern residents digging in their neighborhood creek, many have found success!
This blog will share stories about both the history and current events in gold prospecting in Colorado. You’ll learn where to dig and where to see the highlights of Colorado’s mining history. I’ll also highlight some of my personal adventures finding gold, exploring the past and writing a book intended to help visitors and residents to explore our state for gold themselves!
Photo note: That’s a selfie of me in Summit County, dry washing in September 2014.
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