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ED Talks: Leadville – The Silver Boom

October 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ed Raines, Collections Manager at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, presents an in-depth look at the most significant Mining Districts of Colorado with talks focusing on History & Geology.

The Silver Boom — The early years of gold production lead to a fortuitous discovery of silver in California Gulch in the mid 1870s. Claims are staked in 1876, followed by more discoveries in 1877, 1878 and then in 1879. Fortunes are made almost overnight. While silver prices slowly fall over the years leading to the Silver Crash of 1893, Leadville’s production continues to grow.

Details

Date:
October 16, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
https://mines.libcal.com/event/4688928

Venue

Arthur Lakes Library
1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Organizer

Arthur Lakes Library
Phone:
303-273-3698
Email:
libcirc@mines.edu
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Room Number
Boettcher Room