You’ll Never Forget A Trip Through This Old Gem Mine In Colorado

Since around the time that Colorado was admitted as a state, mining gold and other precious gems has been a way of life for countless residents. Beginning in the late 1850s (with the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush), families from all over flocked to the Centennial State in hopes of finding wealth, which continued for more than 100 years. Today, most of the Colorado mines are dry, but you can still get a firsthand look at how they once worked via this incredible old gold mine:

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