Colorado's Mineral Belt w/ Peg Williams
Join us in a brief investigation into Colorado’s mineral endowment and its heyday of extraction. This presentation by Peg Williams will focus on the origin, geographic extent and characteristics of the Colorado Mineral Belt, which hosts Colorado’s wealth of gold and silver resources. The discoveries of precious metals and the evolving methods of mining and processing the valuable ores are the stories that drove the early development and settlement of the Centennial State. It was a rough, wild, and highly innovative time. Today, the legacy of the early mining days—both positive and negative—continues to impact Colorado residents, and the gold and silver mining remain contributors to the state’s economy.