This is the real story of Cripple Creek. The Western Museum of Mining Industry will unveil its next changing exhibit Sept. 5. At 7 p.m., two speakers from the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company (owned by Newmont Goldcorp) will discuss the company’s current mining operations and present information about ongoing historic preservation efforts.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 7 and will provide a brief overview of the history of the Cripple Creek Mining District, examine the consolidation process during which three major companies acquired most of the smaller mines, provide material about the railroads that served the district, briefly address the water issues that plagued the deeper mines, and survey the processing mills. Material on mines and mining companies (both successes and failures), the current mining in the district, and the leasing process, all will be included. Specimens of gold ore from museums and private collections will illustrate the gold taken from the district. Regular museum admission applies.

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  • Occurred Thursday, September 5th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Starting Friday, September 6th, 2019, repeats every day until Saturday, December 07, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 North Gate Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80921