Colorado Mining Claims for Sale
Colorado gold mines for sale – We keep finding and staking incredible mining claims in Colorado. We head up to Colorado as soon as the snow melts. The typically have Colorado mining claim on hand through the summer and into the early winter months. If we currently don’t have any gold mines in Colorado feel free to check out our other mines in the Western United States.
Colorado Mining History:
In 1849 and 1850, several parties of gold seekers bound for the California Gold Rush panned small amounts of gold from various streams in the South Platte River Valley at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in then western Kansas Territory, now northeast Colorado. The gold nuggets initially failed to impress the gold seekers, but rumors of gold in the Rocky Mountains persisted, and several small parties explored the region. In the summer of 1857, a party of Spanish-speaking gold seekers from the New Mexico Territory worked a placer deposit along the South Platte River about 5 miles above Cherry Creek (in what is today the Overland Park neighborhood of Denver.) The following year, William Russell led a party of Cherokee gold seekers from the State of Georgia to search for gold along the South Platte River. In the first week of July 1858, Green Russell and Sam Bates found a small placer deposit near the mouth of Little Dry Creek (in present day Englewood) that yielded about 20 troy ounces of gold, the first significant gold discovery in the Rocky Mountain region. News of this discovery soon spread and precipitated the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. An estimated 100,000 gold seekers flocked to the region over the next three years. The placer gold deposits along the rivers and streams of the region rapidly played out, but miners soon discovered far more valuable seams of hard rock gold, silver, and other minerals in the nearby mountains. Central City was founded one year later and was dubbed “the richest square mile on earth”.
The Colorado Mineral Belt (CMB) is one of the more prominent mining areas with abundant ore deposits. The area stretches north-east from the La Plata Mountains in Southwestern Colorado to the Front Range near Boulder, Colorado. Most of the historic mining camps of Colorado lie in the (CMB). The most important exception being the Cripple Creek District. For more information on Colorado’s historic mining districts please refer to the National Bureau of Mine’s website. The CMB is most famous for gold; over 25 million troy ounces of the metal have been produced from the area. The gold deposits were first discovered in 1858 and in 1859 the Pikes Peak Gold Rush began, and lasted until 1867. Over 1.25 million troy ounces of gold were extracted in those eight years. There are currently around 26,700 active gold mining claims in Colorado that occupy 123,500 acres of land and there are around 5,105 abandoned claims located throughout the state.
We take several exploration trips to Colorado each year and we are very impressed with what we have found. You can like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our new mining claims.