Mining Accidents

Yesterday a mine accident in Ouray killed two miners and injuried 20 others.  Authorities say the two miners died from carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly triggered by an explosion in the mine.  You can read about mine safety from the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety.  Additionally, our library has mine reports going back to the […]

The Colorado Gold Rush.

Did you know it’s believed that more people came to the Colorado Gold Rush than to the California Gold Rush? It’s true. The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Coloradoin the United States that began in 1859 (when the land was still in the Kansas Territory) […]