Chaffee County Colorado

Chaffee County Borders the Continental Divide near central Colorado. Chaffee County produced 370,000 gold ounces, largely from lode mines but with small amounts from placers and base metal mines. The main area of interest is in the gravel bars and benches along the Arkansas River from Buena Vista southeast 25 miles to the Fremont County …

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Arapahoe County Colorado

Along the South Platte River in Arapahoe County, Colorado, all gravel bars contain placer gold.   Also, along Cherry Creek, Dry Creek, and Cottonwood Creek in T5S, R66W and R67W had many productive placer workings. All regional tributary gravels contain placer gold. Denver Southwest of Denver, in the Holy Cross Mountains, many small mines produced …

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Baca County Colorado

Southwest of Springfield, 45 miles, at Carizzo or Estelene Creeks, you can find gold with copper minerals in exposures of white sandstone.

Boulder County Colorado

Boulder County ranks 9th among Colorado’s gold-producing counties. Boulder County has produced more than 1,000,000 ounces of gold. Most of that production came from lode mines. Boulder Northwest of Boulder, 3-8 miles, is the Gold Hill Sugarloaf district. This district is about 12 square miles and had a total production of 412,000 ounces from 1859-1959. …

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Alamosa County Colorado

Blanca West Blanca, elevation 12,000 feet has many area mines with dumps that has gold on them.

Adams County Colorado

Strasburg The Gravel and bench deposits along Clear Creek, just north of Denver contains placer gold. All bars, and benches along Clear Creek, which is a tributary of the South Platte River, had extensive placer operations which produced 16,800 ounces of gold between 1922 and 1959.


Colorado is where I started my love affair with gold. I used to take my 3″ dredge up to Tarryall Creek every weekend in the late 70’s early 80’s. Colorado is know as the Silver State, but it also ranks second among the gold producing states. Over 40 million ounces has been produced in Colorado. …

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