Cherry Creek


Cherry Creek was one of the first places early prospectors found gold in Colorado. In 1858 William “Green” Russell and his party even briefly set up the gold camp of Russellville south of the modern town of Parker on Cherry Creek. They moved on toward Denver fairly quickly looking for […]

Cherry Creek prospecting tips


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Digging in the city means participating in recreational gold prospecting as a guest of a local government, parks & rec district or similar organization. While the tools of prospecting are the same (shovel, pan and sluice, maybe an electric highbanker like the Gold Cube), the process of finding a spot […]

Finding spots to dig in town (metro Denver)


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The gold in metro Denver is in almost every waterway big enough to have a name. In the early days of the gold rush this was confusing and frustrating for the first American prospectors. They found gold way out southeast in Elbert County, due south of what’s now Denver in […]

So where did all this gold come from anyway?