Cripple Creek, Colorado
April 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe historic mining town of Cripple Creek (population 600) is 43 miles, by paved highway, west of Colorado Springs, almost two miles high in the Colorado Rockies.
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Man was aware of the presence of gold over 7,000 years ago, and it probably did not take him long to find out that gold was malleable and resistant to corrosion. He no doubt learned, at an early date, that objects could be fashioned from gold.
The mine site consists of river gravels from an ancient channel covering over 20 acres, and the place is covered with very large river rock and small tree overgrowth.
Gold nuggets come in all forms, but I never expected that dinosaur nuggets would too, and at a decent price.
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