Mining among the clouds : : the Mosquito Range and the origins of Colorado's silver boom

Title Mining among the clouds : : the Mosquito Range and the origins of Colorado's silver boom
Names Gardiner, Harvey N.
Colorado Historical Society.
Book Number DBC13257
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation A reporter dubbed it "aerial" mining--silver mining at such high altitudes that the miners were literally working among the clouds. In the summer of 1871, two prospectors ventured high up Mount Bross in Colorado's Mosquito Range. There they discovered an outcropping of silver ore in blue limestone. An unprecedented find, it set off strike after strike in Park County. Thus began the silver boom that gave rise to Leadville, laying the foundation for Colorado's Silver Decade.
Narrator Sierota, Norma Furer.
Local Subject Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Female narrator.
LC Subject Silver industry - Colorado - Park County - History
Silver mines and mining - Colorado - Park County - History
Nonfiction
Call Number 338.762234
Language English
Released 2013
Publication Info Denver : Colorado Talking Book Library, 2013
Original Publication Recorded from: [Denver, Colo. : Colorado Historical Society, 2002] 9780942576405
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