Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GOLD

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.

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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.

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

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Jessie at the main mine entrance.

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Entrance warning sign.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

2 comments:

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 !