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1895 Cripple Creek, Colorado - Economic Geology
1895 Cripple Creek, Colorado - Economic Geology
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1895 Cripple Creek, Colorado - Economic Geology

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By: U.S. Geological Survey

Date: 1895 (dated) Washington D.C.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 15.5 inches (44.5 x 39.5 cm)

"There's gold in them thar hills!"

An authentic gold mine map detailing the Cripple Creek region during the height of its gold rush that saw 22.4 million ounces and $18 million extracted from the area between 1890 and 1910. The map is dated 1895 and offers the locations of some of the most lucrative gold mines in Colorado.

The map centers on the area between the mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor that lie just west of Pike's Peak and Colorado Springs. Over a hundred mines are located, some of them named. The majority are clustered about Bull Hill, Raven Hill, Battle Mountain, Globe Hill and Gold Hill. Many other points of prospecting can be found along the river and creek banks.

The Cripple Creek district is known for several large and famous mines and is said to have produced 30 millionaires. Winfield Scott Stratton discovered the Independence Mine in 1901 and later sold it for $11 million. The nearby Portland Mine at one time employed 700 miners. The profits from entrepreneur Spencer Penrose’s C. O. D. Mine built the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

Condition: Map is in A condition, issued folded, now mostly flat with no tears or holes. Colors are bright and vibrant, on mostly clean paper save for some toning along the top margin.

Inventory #12539

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