16mm color moving image film with sound on polyester film base produced circa 1960-1965 by R.B. (Bud) Hooper (1898-1986) and his film production company, Sonochrome Pictures, for the State of Colorado Division of Commerce and Development. It was written and narrated by Gregory C. Chancellor and directed by Hal Haney. This educational and promotional film documents the history of gold mining in Colorado and the legacy of gold mining towns and ghost towns in Colorado, including Ashcroft, Aspen, Apex, Black Hawk, Breckenridge, Central City, Creede, Cripple Creek, Eldorado, Georgetown, Leadville, Ouray, South Park, and Telluride. There are also shots of skiing at Aspen and of Larimer Square, Tivoli Brewery, and the capitol building in Denver. The film is 757 feet in length, with a run-time of 20:55. From the R. B. (Bud) Hooper collection. It is held in the moving image collections of History Colorado (Accession # 86.111.11.). Copyright held by History Colorado. Not be reproduced without permission.
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According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado "has more than 1,000 ghost towns, over 600 of which have some sort of remains." Visit St. Elmo, Animas Forks, and Ashcroft, three of the best-preserved ghost towns in the state, and meet the spirits of Colorado's mining past.
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See Photos from our St. Elmo Visit Here: http://bit.ly/St-Elmo-CO St. Elmo was first named Forest City but was later changed because of a California town with the same name. The name St. Elmo was chosen by Griffith Evans, one of the founding fathers, who was at the time reading the novel "St. Elmo". At its peak in the 1890s, the town boasted a general store, telegraph office, town hall, Over 5 hotels, a handful of saloons, dancing halls, a newspaper office, and a schoolhouse. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad line ran through St. Elmo (Yes, it's the same South Park you are thinking of). There were 150 mines claimed within St. Elmo. The majority of the folks who lived in St. Elmo worked at the Mary Murphy, Teresa C., The Molly or the Pioneer Mines. The Mary Murphy Mine was the biggest and most productive mine in the area. While in operation, the Mary Murphy Mine recovered over $60,000,000 worth of gold. While the other local mines shut down, the Mary Murphy Mine continued to operate until the "gold standard" was implemented. Which collapsed the price of silver overnight. As a result. The Railroad was closed and eventually abandoned in 1922. Even after the world gave up on this town and its mines, people continued to harvest ore. This was done by hand and miners would haul individual mining carts down the mountain. Once the mining industry closed completely, St. Elmo drastically declined. Miners searched elsewhere for gold, rather than silver. The business district in St. Elmo closed down as well. Few people continued to live in the town. Postal service was discontinued in 1952 after the death of St. Elmo's postmaster. The current population is...three. Have more information about St. Elmo? Want to share? Please comment below or email me here: [email protected] Keep Up-To-Date with Me Here: https://derelictdoug.net Or Follow Me On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Derlict_doug
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Creede, Colorado is beautiful anytime of year, but in the winter, the economy slows to a near halt. One group of artists is trying to change that. More local videos here: https://bit.ly/2Pa0d1l Subscribe to NEXT: http://bit.ly/2eP1GwI Stay connected: 9NEWS Website: http://www.9news.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news Twitter: https://twitter.com/9NEWS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/9newsdenver/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+9news/posts Snapchat: Denver9NEWS Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/9news/ 9NEWS (KUSA) is located in Denver, Colorado.
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Not many Americans lived in California, but that soon changed. By 1849 thousands upon thousands of people arrived in search of gold. Support the cartoons on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory?ty=c Get your copy of Simple History: The Wild West today! https://www.amazon.com/Simple-History-Wild-Daniel-Turner/dp/153916036X/ Simple history gives you the facts, simple! See the book collection here: Amazon USA http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 http://www.simplehistory.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Simple-History-549437675141192/ https://twitter.com/simple_guides Credit: Narrator: Chris Kane http://ckvox.com/ Animation: Daniel Turner CJ Boucher artwork: Daniel Turner Music: One Fine Day
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#ghosttowns #goldrush #gold The wildest and fastest American era that ever was... Men left their homes, wives, children, and their jobs, and raced West in a mad rush to find a pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow. Towns sprang up overnight, along with banks, general stores, boarding houses, saloons, all of which were filled with prospectors, hustlers, gamblers, and outlaws. Some came to mine gold. Others came to mine the miners. Men and women lived fast, full, often reckless lives, and when rumors of new strikes arose, many picked up their stakes and moved on with the possibility of a better tomorrow someplace else. Left behind in their wake were empty buildings and silent streets. This documentary brings to life eleven ghost towns. Some are completely deserted, while others are actually still alive, though, they are operating as unique places that people can visit and witness what a ghost town was like back in the 19th century. It is all here; a collection of anecdotes and history of America's past, gone but never forgotten. A few towns even allow visitors to pan for gold! Included Are: Coloma, CA Grass Valley, CA Murphys, CA Virginia City, NV Sutro, NV Bodie, CA Buckskin Joe, CO Lake City, CO Bannack, MT Vulture City, AZ Mogollon, NM
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Peter Hessler visits the former site of Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town in southwestern Colorado that provided uranium for the Manahttan Project. Still haven’t subscribed to The New Yorker on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/newyorkeryoutubesub CONNECT WITH THE NEW YORKER Web: http://www.newyorker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewYorker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorker Google+: http://plus.google.com/+newyorker Instagram: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thenewyorker Tumblr: http://newyorker.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/thenewyorker Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene The former site of Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town - The New Yorker Producer: Myles Kane
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Cripple Creek Colorado is a former gold mining district rich in cultural events and attractions. A perfect place for a Colorado vacation with hiking, casinos and mining tours. Cripple Creek today is more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town as it has many circa and old artifacts to include building dating to 1896. The casinos have great restaurants, good food and some with hotel lodging for guests. There are many cultural events and local attractions. The town of Victor nearby also has historic buildings and mines.
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These towns, often far off the beaten path and rooted in the mining industry, couldn't survive when the gold, silver, copper, and coal were gone. Check out the stories behind these boom-towns. For more stories --- http://allday.com/ Follow our twitter accounts --- https://twitter.com/historyinpics Follow our Instagram -- http://instagram.com/historyphotographed -- http://instagram.com/itsabandoned 1. Goldfield, Arizona Goldfield, Arizona, as the name suggests, was a gold town that thrived in the 1890s, but was abandoned by the late 1920s. Today, Goldfield has been reconstructed as a tourist stop, with a focus on kitsch rather than historical accuracy. Rhyolite, Nevada Rhyolite, Nevada was named for silica-rich volcanic rock in its corner of Death Valley, and saw significant investment from Charles M. Schwab in the early 20th century. By 1907, the town even had its own stock exchange, but its population dwindled in the years afterward. Terlingua, Texas Terlingua, Texas was built up around mercury mining in the mid-1880s, but was abandoned in the 1940s when production dwindled. Today, Terlingua is mostly a tourist destination for visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park. Bodie, California The town of Bodie, California was founded in 1859 and was once California's third-largest city behind San Francisco and Sacramento. The town closed in 1962 after the local gold mine stopped producing and has since become a attraction for tourists. Thurmond, West Virginia During the heyday of coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous town, but its population dwindled into the single digits by the 2000s. Today, much of Thurmond is owned by the U.S. National Park Service. Calico, California Calico, California was a booming silver-mining town during the 1880s, but was totally abandoned by 1907. Calico underwent extensive restoration in the 1950s under the direction of Walter Knott, of Knott’s Berry Farm fame, and became a tourist attraction for the state. Thistle, Utah The primary industry was servicing steam trains for rail companies, and saw a decline during the switch-over to diesel engines. The real incident that killed the town, however, was a 1983 landslide that flooded the city. Much of it remains submerged today. Virginia City, Montana Virginia City, Montana was founded on gold mining in 1863, but the gold ran out by the end of the century and the town was abandoned. Today Virginia City is owned by the state of Montana, and serves as a tourist stop for travelers headed for Yellowstone National Park. Kennecott, Alaska The copper mine in Alaska produced $200 million worth of copper ore between 1911 and 1938, but was too remote to survive when the mine ran dry in the early 40s. Kennecott became a tourist landmark by the 1980s, and was designated a historic landmark. Written By: Shea Huffman Edited By: Charlie Benavides Image Credit: Getty Images Music: YouTube Music Library
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This cool documentary has the host mining using 19th century (1800s) mining techniques. Produced for the History Channel.
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To really get to know Montana, take a road trip to its old mining camps and ghost towns, places that tell the story of its Wild West gold, silver and copper past, along with their booms and busts. Start with a visit to Virginia City, a place miners flocked in 1863 in search of a big time payday. The old west Victorian gold mining town sprung up and today a walk along a wooden boardwalk shows partially restored historic buildings. Today, you will find period displays illustrating what life was like during the booming frontier days with everything from outfitted stables, old time carriages and toy stores complete with home made dolls and blocks. Next up, we visit Bannack State Park you will find one of America’s best preserved ghost towns. Bannack was the state’s first capital (until it moved to Virginia City after gold was discovered here) and in 1862 became the first place gold was discovered. Today, the town is preserved as it was during the gold-rush-era with more than 100 log buildings, some with decorative facades. During its peak, the town was home to hotels, bakeries, blacksmith shops, stables, a grocery store, brewery and saloons.
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I enjoy a night at the Victor Hotel and then explore the mine ruins and drive the Shelf Road to Can(y)on City, Colorado.
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Cripple Creek Colorado 2005. For many years Cripple Creek's high valley, at an elevation of 9,494 feet (2,894 m), was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock). On the 20th of October, 1890, Robert Miller "Bob" Womack discovered a rich ore and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long Winfield Scott Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. In three years, the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand by 1893. Although $500 million worth of gold ore was dug from Cripple Creek, Womack died penniless on 10 August 1909. In 1896 Cripple Creek suffered two disastrous fires. The first occurred on April 25 destroying half of the city including much of the business district. Four days later another fire destroyed much of the remaining half. The city was rebuilt in a period of a few months, most historic buildings today date back to 1896. By 1900, Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, were substantial mining communities. During the 1890s, many of the miners in the Cripple Creek area joined a miners' union, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM). A significant strike took place in 1894, marking one of the few times in history that a sitting governor called out the national guard to protect miners from anti-union violence by forces under the control of the mine owners. By 1903, the allegiance of the state government had shifted and Governor James Peabody sent the Colorado National Guard into Cripple Creek with the goal of destroying union power in the gold camps. The WFM strike of 1903 and the governor's response precipitated the Colorado Labor Wars, a struggle that took many lives. Through 2005, the Cripple Creek district produced about 23.5 million troy ounces (979 1/6 troy tons; 731 metric tons) of gold. The underground mines are mostly idle, except for a few small operations. There are significant underground deposits remaining which may become feasible to mine in the future. Large scale open pit mining and cyanide heap leach extraction of near-surface ore material, left behind by the old time miners as low grade, has taken place since 1994 east of Cripple Creek, near its sister city of Victor, Colorado. The current mining operation is conducted by Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V). The mine operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mine operations, maintenance, and processing departments work a rotating day/night schedule in 12-hour shifts. With many empty storefronts and picturesque homes, Cripple Creek once drew interest as a ghost town. At one point the population dropped to a few hundred, although Cripple Creek was never entirely deserted. In the 1970s and 1980s travelers on photo safari might find themselves in a beautiful decaying historic town. A few restaurants and bars catered to tourists who could pass weathered empty homes with lace curtains hanging in broken windows. Colorado voters allowed Cripple Creek to establish legalized gambling in 1991. Cripple Creek is currently more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town. Casinos now occupy many historic buildings. Casino gambling has been successful in bringing revenue and vitality back into the area. It also provides funding for the State Historical Fund, administered by the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. In 2012, Colorado casinos produced over $104 million in tax revenue for these programs https://youtu.be/FanuH0sO_W8 Cripple Creek Colorado 2005.
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Slocan City (#20): The discovery in the 1890's of one of the greatest deposits of silver ever discovered lured prospectors, speculators, dreamers, and gamblers to the Slocan Valley where they created the classic mining boom town of Slocan City.
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Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history. Discover the extravagant lives of Colorado’s most famous love triangle.
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https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/haunted-with-history/ What’s the connection between gold and ghost towns? Everything. In Chaffee County the two are inextricably linked. Chaffee County in the mid-1800s was gold-rush central. Caught up in the heady hopes of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, prospectors flocked here to find their fortune by panning for gold in the rivers and creeks, in the hillsides and eventually in deep mine shafts. Mining camps and towns built up around this activity seemingly overnight. But after the initial hustle-and-bustle played out, many boom-towns went bust. Now there are numerous “ghost towns” to explore, all richly haunted with history.
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
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The increase in natural gas production has had a devastating impact on coal country, forcing many miners to seek employment elsewhere. Eastern Kentucky has lost 42 percent of its mining jobs, and Jeff Glor reports from one of the hardest-hit towns.
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America's explosive successes in peace and war were fueled by the radioactive wealth from the Colorado Plateau. The mineral carnotite was a "Pandora's rock" of scientific, medical, industrial and military power for 20th Century America with its unleashed resources of radium, vanadium and uranium. Even though the energetic and frenetic mining and refining of uranium ore in Western Colorado has mostly ceased, its remaining trace elements of memory and controversy still radiate from Uravan and Grand Junction throughout the state, the nation and the world.
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Ophir Pass Alta Lakes: A little bit about the history and the significance of the Ophir Pass area. Ophir and Ames Colorado were once mining boom towns in the 1800's, very similar to many others that were popping up all over the San Juan's. What makes them special is how they were involved with the "War of the Currents". During the same era as the mining boom, electricity was in its early stages of development and was becoming a very popular source of energy to drive industrial machinery like mines and mills. Thomas Edison with his patents and George Westinghouse with patents from Nikola Tesla were bitter rivals with each other in trying to convince people which type of electrical current was better. Thomas Edison was homeschooled after being told he had a learning disability. Thomas supported his DC (Direct Current) products while George Westinghouse was proving his AC (Alternating Current) at the same time. Because of the limitations of DC current being able to carry over long distances, AC (alternating current) was chosen and the world's very first industrial AC power plant was born. This hydroelectric plant was used to power the nearby Gold King Mine and continues to provide electricity to the community to this day. In 1891, electricity was transmitted from the Ames Power Plant on the San Miguel River some distance away. Ophir Pass is a convenient and scenic way to get from Silverton to Telluride. Seasonal wildflowers grow thick at higher elevations. Pass through the ghost town of Alta on the way to great camping, picnicking and fishing in beautiful mountain setting of Alta Lakes. Built in 1891, Ophir Pass was originally a toll road between Silverton and Telluride. The town of Ophir was a supply town for hundreds of mines in the area. Today it is a quaint residential community. Alta was once a bustling mining town serving the Alta-Gold King area from 1877 to 1948 when the mill was destroyed by fire. Carbonero Mine Beginning in about 1885, the Carbonero Mine, which sits above Ophir Pass Road about 1.3 miles northwest of the town of Ophir, began producing silver, gold, copper, lead and zinc. According to a report from the San Miguel Watershed Coalition, it was one of the most productive mines in the Ophir Valley. Production was almost continuous from 1890 to the early 1940's. It was said that its peak production was in the 1920's. It ceased operating in around 1970's.
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Amid Colorado’s booming Silver Rush, Louis Depuy, a seminary dropout and army deserter utilized his knowledge from years as a Paris restaurant apprentice to create a first-class French restaurant and hotel in the mining town of Georgetown. Marvel at the Hotel’s elegant quarters, whet your palette with the elaborate menu (oysters included, and not of the Rocky Mountain variety!) and meet the wealthy businessmen, railroad tycoons and adventure-seekers who found themselves in the Wild West’s lap of luxury. Learn more at www.rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience Connect online at www.facebook.com/ColoradoExperience
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In search of The Lost Hobo Mine! Chest deep snow and a harrowing descent into the old abandoned mine shaft! Is this the squatters fabled gold mine!? The story goes; "There is a long haired scruffy fellow, living in an abandoned gold mine here in Summit County Colorado. Once a week he ventures into Whole Foods n buys $800 worth of tasty food. He pays with crisp $100 bills and always has a raggedy empty burlap sack tucked into his waist". He must be selling his high grade gold ore here locally to someone. I want to find him! and make friends!! Lets Go! How many old mines will I have to search Will I find the Lost Hobo or the Forrest Fenn Treasure First!? SUBSCRIBE Keep Posted for new Adventures! Website: http://www.coloradogoldcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coloradogoldcamp/ Paydirt: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575495131&campid=5338507275&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FLEADVILLE-PAYDIRT-COLORADO-GOLD-8-Ounce-Super-Concentrates%2F163407820672%3Fhash%3Ditem260bdd7780%3Ag%3AvQoAAOSwf1xcAfuB%26frcectupt%3Dtrue Out searching for colorado gold camp and leadville paydirt.
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Find more Earth Focus content at https://www.linktv.org/earthfocus (Earth Focus: Episode 67) An impoverished former mining community in Colorado hopes that a proposed uranium mill will bring jobs and prosperity until environmentalists step in to try to stop it. Who gets to decide? Filmmaker Suzan Beraza documents the debate in her new film Uranium Drive-In. Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa they face a new threat -- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest population in the world of the once endangered white rhino, may bring economic development. However, these plans will also worsen air and water quality and increase poaching and crime. Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa. The indigenous people in Ecuador's Kimsakocha wetlands rely on the land's water for their livelihood -- agriculture and livestock production. But there is gold under the water and foreign mining companies are out to get it. The local people mount a fierce opposition. "Resistance will not end, we will not give up even if we are in prison," says local community leader Carlos Perez. Constantino de Miguel reports from Ecuador.
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Should you chase the next mining town boom? So we all heard stories of investors who invested in mining towns just before they exploded and they ended up getting this huge capital growth returns and huge rental yields and they made a motza in the process. So should we as investors be looking for these mining booms and should we be going ahead and investing in them. ------------------------------------------- http://onproperty.com.au/87 - View the full transcription and audio version of this episode. http://onproperty.com.au/free - See real positive cash flow property listings
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The Carson and Colorado Railroad came in 1882 to Candelaria, Nevada, to ship the silver ore from this mining boom town. Candelaria was to be the original terminus of the Carson and Colorado, but it was eventually extended to Keeler, California, near the Owens Lake in the Owens Valley. The railroad station in Candelaria was carved out of the side of a mountain, and the grade was quiet steep there--an outbound grade of 2.33% and an inbound grade of 2.26%. Established in 1876, Candelaria had a population of 1500 and twenty-seven saloons during the peak mining years of 1881-1883. Its most famous mine, the Northern Belle, produced some seven million dollars in silver. By the early 1890s, Candelaria began the decline into its present state of a ghost town. Such decline in the mining business hurt the profits of the Carson and Colorado, which the Southern Pacific bought in 1900. The Southern Pacific continued to maintain the line's operations in the Owens Valley, despite the too frequent unprofitability of this activity.
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Founded in 1866, Boggsville represented an eclectic mix of people and cultures – with Hispanic, Native American and European immigrants all calling it home. One of the first towns on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, Boggsville thrived due to early sheep and cattle ranching, and a booming trade business thanks to its proximity to the Santa Fe Trial. Examine the legacy of this early settlement and meet the colorful characters who built the once bustling town of Boggsville. Learn more at www.rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience Connect online at www.facebook.com/ColoradoExperience
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Support Our Channel : https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Made in 1957 by Union Carbide & Carbon company, PETRIFIED RIVER describes the modern romance of the present-day West in the search for uranium. It shows modern uranium prospecting, including prospecting by airplane, as well as mining in the Colorado Plateau. It also discusses the uses of radioactive isotopes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92. It is a silvery-white metal in the actinide series of the periodic table. A uranium atom has 92 protons and 92 electrons, of which 6 are valence electrons. Uranium is weakly radioactive because all its isotopes are unstable (with half-lives of the 6 naturally known isotopes, uranium-233 to uranium-238, varying between 69 years and 4.5 billion years). The most common isotopes of uranium are uranium-238 (which has 146 neutrons and accounts for almost 99.3% of the uranium found in nature) and uranium-235 (which has 143 neutrons, accounting for 0.7% of the element found naturally). Uranium has the second highest atomic weight of the primordially occurring elements, lighter only than plutonium. Its density is about 70% higher than that of lead, but slightly lower than that of gold or tungsten. It occurs naturally in low concentrations of a few parts per million in soil, rock and water, and is commercially extracted from uranium-bearing minerals such as uraninite. In nature, uranium is found as uranium-238 (99.2739–99.2752%), uranium-235 (0.7198–0.7202%), and a very small amount of uranium-234 (0.0050–0.0059%). Uranium decays slowly by emitting an alpha particle. The half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years,making them useful in dating the age of the Earth. Many contemporary uses of uranium exploit its unique nuclear properties. Uranium-235 has the distinction of being the only naturally occurring fissile isotope. Uranium-238 is fissionable by fast neutrons, and is fertile, meaning it can be transmuted to fissile plutonium-239 in a nuclear reactor. Another fissile isotope, uranium-233, can be produced from natural thorium and is also important in nuclear technology. While uranium-238 has a small probability for spontaneous fission or even induced fission with fast neutrons, uranium-235 and to a lesser degree uranium-233 have a much higher fission cross-section for slow neutrons. In sufficient concentration, these isotopes maintain a sustained nuclear chain reaction. This generates the heat in nuclear power reactors, and produces the fissile material for nuclear weapons. Depleted uranium (238U) is used in kinetic energy penetrators and armor plating. Uranium is used as a colorant in uranium glass producing orange-red to lemon yellow hues. It was also used for tinting and shading in early photography. The 1789 discovery of uranium in the mineral pitchblende is credited to Martin Heinrich Klaproth, who named the new element after the planet Uranus. Eugène-Melchior Péligot was the first person to isolate the metal and its radioactive properties were discovered in 1896 by Henri Becquerel. Research by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, Enrico Fermi and others, such as J. Robert Oppenheimer starting in 1934 led to its use as a fuel in the nuclear power industry and in Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon used in war. An ensuing arms race during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union produced tens of thousands of nuclear weapons that used uranium metal and uranium-derived plutonium-239. The security of those weapons and their fissile material following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 is an ongoing concern for public health and safety. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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To contribute to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4575018 M ail: P.O. Box 71031 Knoxville, TN 37938 Founded as a logging town in the late 1800s, and now is and entire town abandoned and surrounded by a campground. See my return in the link below. I brought a better light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLlBthYWjV0 FOLLOW me on social media. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/explor8tionu... instagram. https://www.instagram.com/explor8tion... twitter. https://twitter.com/explor8tion1
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Ashcroft ... two prospectors from the new camp called Aspen found silver deposits along Castle Creek and formed their own camp, Castle Forks City, where the two forks of Castle Creek join. The boom year was 1882, when rich ore was found in the Montezuma and Tam O'Shanter mines. The owners received financial backing from Horace Tabor, who had recently become a very rich man in Leadville. In 1883, when Tabor came with his new bride Baby Doe to inspect his holdings, miners enjoyed a twenty-four-hour celebration that included a ball, banquet, and free drinks in the town's twenty saloons. By then the place was known as Ashcraft, named with a slight variation - for prospector and town promoter T. E. Ashcraft, who had actually founded a short-lived competing camp called Highland. Ashcroft had a school, bowling alley, sawmill, smelter, two newspapers, six hotels, and a population of two thousand, making it larger than Aspen. Ashcroft's ore bodies were quickly depleted, however, and by 1885 many of its buildings had been moved to Aspen, where major silver strikes attracted miners from all over. Ashcroft was a has-been, home to only a hundred summer residents. It was a ghost town by 1900, although the post office hung on for twelve more years, perhaps by bureaucratic oversight. During World War II, the town was used for ski training by the Tenth Mountain Division from Camp Hale. After World War II, Stuart Mace, commander of the canine division of the Tenth Mountain Division, returned to Ashcroft to raise and train huskies. Mace and his dogs were featured in the 1950s television series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon with Ashcroft often used as the setting for the show. Today Ashcroft is being protected and restored by the Aspen Historical Society. One can visit this genuine ghost town, enjoy the site, and leave with the feeling that the town will still be there if one returns years later. That is, unfortunately, seldom the case. The two-story Hotel View is the grandest and most photogenic structure in town. Other buildings include cabins, a mercantile, jail, blacksmith's shop, assay office, laundry, and post office. A saloon is the current headquarters for the historical society, where old photographs, account of the town's history.
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SUBSCRIBE https://goo.gl/lKYlwP About Tatiana Mckeen. My Family & Friends. My King Shepherd Txaran. My work in Real Estate with Kuper Sotheby's. My Travel, mostly Spain-US. My Art: Tatiana's Label at Amazon. My languages English, Spanish, French (Wikipedia) Frisco es un pueblo ubicado en el condado de Summit en el estado estadounidense de Colorado. En el año 2010 tenía una población de 2843 habitantes y una densidad poblacional de 636,2 personas por km² The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,683 at the 2010 census. It is a popular town among skiers from around the world. Four major ski resorts are located in close proximity to Frisco: Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Frisco was founded by Henry Recen, and was built because of the mining boom in the area.The town was incorporated in 1880.
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Driving Downtown - Denver Colorado USA - Episode 53. Starting Point: Colfax Avenue https://goo.gl/maps/oDaTW3Z8hiv . Denver is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States and is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. With an estimated population of 693,060 in 2016, Denver is the 19th-most populous U.S. city, with a 15.48% increase since the 2010 United States Census. In 2016, Denver was named the best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Economy The Denver MSA has a gross metropolitan product of $157.6 billion in 2010, making it the 18th largest metro economy in the United States. Denver's economy is based partially on its geographic position and its connection to some of the country's major transportation systems. Because Denver is the largest city within 500 miles (800 km), it has become a natural location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States, Southwest states, as well as all western states. Another benefit for distribution is that Denver is nearly equidistant from large cities of the Midwest, such as Chicago and St. Louis and some large cities of the West Coast, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Denver's position near the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains encouraged mining and energy companies to spring up in the area. In the early days of the city, gold and silver booms and busts played a large role in the city's economic success. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the energy crisis in America and resulting high oil prices created an energy boom in Denver captured in the soap opera Dynasty. Denver was built up considerably during this time with the construction of many new downtown skyscrapers. When the price of oil dropped from $34 a barrel in 1981 to $9 a barrel in 1986, the Denver economy also dropped, leaving almost 15,000 oil industry workers in the area unemployed (including former mayor and current governor John Hickenlooper, a former geologist), and the nation's highest office vacancy rate (30%). The industry has recovered and the region has 700 employed petroleum engineers. Advances in hydraulic fracturing have made the DJ Basin of Colorado into an accessible and lucrative oil play. Energy and mining are still important in Denver's economy today, with companies such as EnCana, Halliburton, Smith International, Rio Tinto Group, Newmont Mining, Noble Energy, and Anadarko headquartered or having significant operations. Sports Denver is home to a variety of sports teams and is one of the U.S. cities with teams from four major sports (the Denver metro area is the smallest metropolitan area to have a team in all four major sports). The Denver Broncos of the National Football League have drawn crowds of over 70,000 since their origins in the early 1960s, and continue to draw fans today to their current home Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos have sold out every home game (except for strike-replacement games) since 1970. The Broncos have advanced to eight Super Bowls and won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998, and won again in 2015. Culture Because of its proximity to the mountains and generally sunny weather, Denver has gained a reputation as being a very active, outdoor-oriented city. Many Denver residents spend the weekends in the mountains; skiing in the winter and hiking, climbing, kayaking, and camping in the summer. Denver and surrounding cities are home to a large number of local and national breweries. Many of the region's restaurants have on-site breweries, and some larger brewers offer tours, including Coors and New Belgium Brewing Company. The city also welcomes visitors from around the world when it hosts the annual Great American Beer Festival each fall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver
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Although I've been to Leadville dozens of times I've never experienced its annual "Boom Days" event. I suspect, as evidenced by the drill-holes in these large rocks, that it's a mining competition that's probably a lot of fun - I hope to witness it someday! Anyway, Leadville is the highest incorporated city and second highest incorporated municipality in our country. I'm not sure what the difference is but Leadville sits pretty high at 10,152 feet (3,094 metres). Here's my personal web page about Colorado in general: http://www.rogerwendell.com/colorado.html 07-31-2009
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Come on up to Historic Georgetown. Take a Ride back in time on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Learn how and why Silver played an important part in history for Colorado during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush. Make a stop at the Lebanon Silver Mine where you will be able to into an actual Silver Mine and learn first hand how the people live and worked back in the 1800's. We will all be back next season so come on up and have fun...
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This is just some scrap clips I threw together. Georgetown Colorado Is filled with nice folks, and the scenery of the mountain tops its cradled in is just Epic. I think here is up about 8,500 ft.:::: The historic Town of Georgetown is the Territorial Charter Municipality that is the county seat of Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. The former silver mining camp along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains was established in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. The federally designated Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District comprises Georgetown, the neighboring town of Silver Plume, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two towns. The town population was 1,034 at the 2010 census. The Georgetown Post Office has the ZIP code 80444. The town sits at an elevation of 8,530 feet (2,600 m) above sea level, nestled in the mountains near the upper end of the valley of Clear Creek in the mountains west of Denver along Interstate 70. Although a small town today, the town was a historic center of the mining industry in Colorado during the late 19th century, earning the nickname the "Silver Queen of Colorado". It has evolved into a lively historical summer tourist center today with many preserved structures from the heyday of the Colorado Silver Boom. The town stretches roughly north-south along Clear Creek, hemmed in by the mountains, with the historic downtown located at the southern (upper) end and modern development located at the northern (lower) end of town.
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In 1891, due to a lack of timber fuel and the challenge of steep mountain passes, all mining operations in Telluride were in danger of being shut down. Cue L.L. Nunn. This Colorado pioneer financed Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, the first in the world to generate alternating current electric power for industrial application. Thanks to this historic milestone, Telluride’s Gold King Mine remained open and hydroelectric plants soon popped up across the United States and the world. Learn more at www.rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience Connect online at www.facebook.com/ColoradoExperience
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Top 10 Ghost Towns in the World 2015 HD 1080p 1. Kayakoy, Anatolia, Turkey In 1923, the Greco-Turkish war had ended, at that time nearly a million Greeks were living in Turkey. Upon the conclusion of the war, all of them were sent back to their homeland. Because of this, it forced towns like Kayakoy (a town of roughly 2,000 Greeks) to be completely abandoned. The remains of the village have been preserved as a historical site and even to this day, many tourist go and visit the area. 2. Herculaneum, Naples, Italy Once a wealthy Roman seaside resort of Herculaneum, this town was buried under ash and rock in A.D. 79 because Mount Vesuvius decided it was time to erupt. To this day there are excavations done by archaeologists at this tie, all the time. They have come across a rather fascinating list of objects including: private villas, shops, bathhouses, and an incredible range of everyday objects. 3. Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway Once an arctic coal mining town controlled by the U.S.S.R, this town has seen better days. This place did go thru it's hayday, however. In a past life it was a premiere Soviet settlement, fully set with with worker's barracks, a sports center, and dire love for their leader Lenin. The mine is now a true ghost town with the buildings, including a library full of books, a theater, and a music hall with the world's northernmost grand piano, have been left as they were when the town was abandoned in 1998. 4. Bodie, California Once a booming gold mining town, and home to over 8,000 residents, Bodie used to be a rather hoppin' town. According to legend, this town was quite famous in the late 1800s for gunfights and brawls. In the 1880s the mines had been largely depleted and the people began to flee town, ending in complete abandonment. The 150ish buildings still left standing in Bodie are almost exactly how the residents left them. 5. Humberstone and Santa Laura, Atacama Desert, Chile Humberstone and Santa Laura are sister towns that were mainly used by saltpeter miners. They were both abandoned by 1958. The buildings have preserved well thru time and the main attractions include a theater with its original chairs, houses, a cast-iron swimming pool made from the hull of a ship, a hotel, and grocers' shops complete with price lists. 6. Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India Bhangarh was once the local capital of northwestern India. In 1720s, however, the town was conquered by the raja of Jaipur. Because of this, residents quickly deserted the town. Legend contests that this town is severely haunted and there are even crazier stories surrounding the city's rise and extremely rapid decline. 7. Wenzhou, China The super rich in China are doing what the super rich every else in the world are not. They are investing in multi-billion dollar construction projects that are throwing up gigantic cities all over the country. The only problem with this? No one is moving to them. Wenzhou can hold close to 2 million people, and yet only 20-30 thousand live there. That is good enough for me to consider it a ghost town. 8. St. Elmo, Colorado A more traditional ghost town resides in St. Elmo, Colorado. Just like other ghost towns on the west coast of the USA, St. Elmo was once a booming mining town. It was also an ideal trading post along the railroad routes running thru central Colorado. When the railway shut down in 1922, it forced the entire town to shut down as the money was just not there anymore. 9. Chaco Canyon, New Mexico A.D. 800-1100 was the time in which the Chaco civilization was hoppin'. Through this time, the historic canyon served as a ceremonial, civic, and commercial center. If you are thinking about making a trip there, there is a perfect 9 mile (14km) paved loop road that runs through the canyon. It is quite spectacular, really. 10. Ordos, China Another one of China's infamous failed construction residential project cities, Ordos is quite astonishing, and is quite possibly the largest bust of any Chinese ghost town. Built to hold well over 2.5 million people, there a barely even 25 thousand residents. Not to mention a LARGE percentage of the skyscrapers aren't even being finished. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Undiscovered Places to Visit Now 2018 HD" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqrBVPVw3pg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Colorado Experience explores the boom and bust of a homestead community on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. Founded in 1880 as a homestead by Mary and Eva Beardsley, the town of Keota became a major stop on the old Prairie Dog Express. The railroad brought with it a wave of new settlers, mostly from Scandinavian countries, eager to harvest the land and establish a new life for themselves in the harsh climate. Although never reaching a population of over 150 people, the town served a farming community of over 1250 homesteads. Keota thrived during the First World War, as demand for wheat to feed American troops soared. Today, Keota is mostly abandoned, but lives on through the memories of its original residents and their descendents. Colorado Experience airs Thursday nights at 7PM on Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: www.rmpbs.org/ColoradoExperience
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