Topographical Map of the Idaho Springs Quadrangle, Colorado Showing the Location and Classification of Metalliferous Veins and Location of Principal Mines
By: U.S. Geological Survey
Date: 1917 (dated) Washington D.C.
Dimensions: 22.25 x 13.5 inches (56.5 x 34.5 cm)
An original topographic gold and silver mine map of the Idaho Springs Quadrangle in Colorado. The map shows the complete history of mine and vein locations of the region as well as the town of Idaho Springs, located on the north bank of Clear Creek, most of which was constructed following the success of the miners from 1860 and 1900.
It was in January of 1859 that George Andrew Jackson, younger cousin of the famed Kit Carson discovered a nugget of gold while fur trapping in the dead of winter. Returning in the spring with a small group of prospectors from Chicago, Jackson and his team extracted $1,900 worth of Gold in one week. Like all first strikes, word would spread fast and by the end of the year, over 50,000 prospectors would flood into the region.
Jackson's mine and that of many others can be located on this map using the list to the left that provides coordinate in letter and roman numerals. A legend to the right offers the various types of veins delineated throughout the map.
Condition: Map is in A condition, issued folded, know mostly flat with no tears or holes. Colors are bright and vibrant on clean paper.
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