Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Jessie Petersen arrived in the Blackhawk/Central City area in the 1970’s. He has been mining for gold ever since. We met him when he put on an interpretive program at our campground.


After the program Betty and I were invited to tour Jessie’s mining operation on our next day off. Here is Jessie taking a break and talking with us about the mine.


The main mine has been worked by early Spaniards and Chinese as well as Jessie’s crew.


Jessie at the main mine entrance.


Entrance warning sign.

Click on the photos for a closer look.


Happy Trails said...

Did he let you try and dig for some gold ??? I would love to find some gold!

mountainborn said...

We did get a chance to pan for awhile and found a few flakes of gold. Photos in a post real soon !