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Geneva Creek Off-Road Trail Colorado
Highlights from the top of Geneva Creek. Geneva Creek trail offers a good trail for beginners in stock 4WD's with higher ground clearance or short wheelbase. The area also offers lots of camping and hiking. Along the trail, you will see some incredible views, old mines, and buildings, including old equipment, and even an old truck. There is also hiking trails to other areas, including to shelf lake high above timberline. This trails' most unique feature, however, is it's iron fen. There are only 8 known examples of iron fens in the world, all of which occur in Colorado. For more info: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/299-geneva-creek
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Geneva Creek 6-16-2016
Geneva Creek is a popular camping destination near Grant, CO. Any stock 4x4 can get up this road. There are optional spurs at the top but due to late spring snow we weren't able to go to the end of the road. The views at the top are great and there are some old mining structures.
Clear Creek Gold Prospecting
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Gold Rush: Follow the Gold | Welcome to McKinnon Creek (360 Video)
Join Todd Hoffman and Freddy Dodge for a new gold mining season at the McKinnon Creek claim. Be sure to take a look around and explore the famous Klondike gold fields! Don't miss ALL NEW episodes of Gold Rush, Fridays at 9/8c on Discovery: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush For more immersive experiences, head to http://DiscoveryVR.com or download the app for your iPhone or Android device.. iPhone: http://apple.co/1Kl14XA Android: http://bit.ly/1Kl1bCy Subscribe to Discovery: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=discoverynetworks Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery
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Gold claim in Liberty, Wa. w/Sir509
Operation 509/Sir509
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300 Crossings of Three Mile Creek
The Three Mile Creek in the Mt Evans Wilderness is not necessarily a trail with big views. What it lacks in views, however, it makes up with peace and quiet. The ever flowing creek and endless aspen groves make for a relaxing outing. This would be a great fall hike during the period when the aspen leaves change to gold. We dubbed this "300 Crossings of Three Mile Creek" for its many crossings back and forth across the creek as you make your way up the drainage to higher destinations. madhippieslife.com
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Peru Creek - Colorado
An amazing camping and wheeling experience at Peru Creek, Colorado. It's close to Keystone Ski Area, and the campsite in the video is near the creek by Chihuahua Gulch. There are many dispersed campsites along the main road, and spur roads lead to historic mining sites. Access to 14ers and hiking too.
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Red Cone & Webster Pass Jeep Trails - Colorado
A wheeling trip of Red Cone and Webster Pass. 08/14/2016
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Peru Creek - Montezuma, CO
For the full trail guide please visit: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/414-peru-creek Peru Creek is an easy dirt road that travels up from the Snake River to the Horseshoe Basin passing through some of the richest mining history in the area. Several 4WD trails of varying difficulty spur off of Peru Creek. The northeastern end of the trail is closed to motor vehicles, but can be hiked all way up to Argentine Pass or Grays Peak (elev. 14,270). Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com Music: "Heavy Interlude" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/13
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Amazonite extraction - March 2019
Lake George, Colorado. Prospecting and pulling Amazonite Crystals.
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Pink Argyle Diamonds
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Mineral Creek 4x4 Road to San Juan Chief Mill  Colorado 4x4 Trails 2016
Mineral Creek 4x4 Road to San Juan Chief Mill Colorado 4x4 Trails 2016. Uncompahgre National Forest. Jeeps and a FJ Cruiser. Part one of Day one on the trails.
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Cloverdale Mine Off-Road Trail - Colorado
The off-road trail to Cloverdale Mine is a mix of great scenery, history with a small amount of technical driving. This is an easy 4wd road. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Cache Creek, Colorado - 30 Aug, 7:15AM - Panorama Video Of Area
Short video showing a panorama of the Cache Creek park & local views.
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Trail Creek Road Off-Road Trail, Idaho Springs, CO
Trail Creek Road is an easy addition to the trails in the Saxon Mountain network of trails. The area has many old mines, and you will drive along one active mine, and at least one mine ruin that you can see from your vehicle. As you gain elevation you will be rewarded with views to the north across the valley. At the west trailhead you will be on South Spring Gulch Trail where you can decide if you wish to continue climbing up Saxon Mountain or if you want to return to Idaho Springs. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/2045-trail-creek-road http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Mayflower Mine
The Mayflower Mine in the San Juan mountains outside of Silverton Colorado. This video was taken July 4th 2016 after several days of rain, the waterfalls and streams are fuller than usual. Taken with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone.
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Deer Creek and Saints John Trails Colorado 4 Wheeling Jeep Rubicon
Combined the Deer Creek and Saints John trails out of Montezuma for a beautiful 4 wheel drive trail.
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Mosquito Pass - Near Leadville or Alma Colorado - Four 4 Wheeling - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon CO
Mosquito Pass is a super scenic and fairly mild trail. This is definitely one of the prettiest and highest trails you can Jeep on in CO. Lots of gorgeous views, multiple mines, mountain lakes, and 13k feet elevation make this one fantastic trail. Trail link: http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=41
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Jenny Creek  Offroad Trail-  Near Denver, Colorado
For the full trail guide please visit: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1254-jenny-creek Jenny Creek is a short fun OHV trail that spurs off Rollins Pass East Trail. This straight through trail is accessible during the summer months typically July - October. Some of the Highlights are the Jenny Creek water crossing, beautiful dense forest scenery, pine beetle kill clear cut area and the alpine lakes also located at the top of Rollins Pass. A few small rock sections keep the trail interesting from a technical standpoint. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com
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U.S. Basin Forest Road, San Juan County, Colorado, Jeep, Offroad, 4x4, Red Mountain Mining District
The U.S. Basin Forest Road in San Juan County, Colorado, takes you high above U.S. Basin, where you travel a ridge that's above 12,000 feet in elevation. You can see the Million Dollar Highway (Hwy 550) from the summit, as well as have an amazing 180-degree view of the surrounding mountains. The road begins in the Red Mountain Mining District.
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Cinnamon Gulch - Montezuma, CO
For the full trail guide please visit: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/257-cinnamon-gulch Cinnamon Gulch is home to the remains of several large mining operations, including the Pennsylvania Mine. In 2015, the EPA launched a large project to staunch the flow of heavy metals and acidic water from the Pennsylvania. To facilitate their heavy equipment, the road along Cinnamon Gulch was improved. It is now mostly passable in 2-wheel-drive. Short spur roads off of Cinnamon Gulch offer some excellent photo ops with mine ruins and the picturesque valley below. Just be sure to respect these historic sites. Enjoy them from a safe distance. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com Music: "Heavy Interlude" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/13
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Miners Gulch Colorado
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Clear Lake Colorado 4x4 Trails 2016
Clear Lake Colorado 4x4 Trails 2016. Day three part one.
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Where To Find Gold - How And Where To Find Gold Locations Video
Big Gold By Eyesight: https://youtu.be/H-5HKQO6kw0 Where To Find Gold How And Where To Find Gold Locations Video How To Find Gold Prospecting Where To Find Gold Where To Find Gold Locations Where to Find Gold Series Gold Prospecting Series Minerals Map (can be tedious but they change these maps and links periodically - you'll be in Georgia - pull the map to your area): https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/map.html?x=-83.453389866478&y=32.653406156776&z=8# Videos Where To Find Gold Prospecting Series Class 3 Next: Pounds of gold in the desert - class 4: https://youtu.be/H-5HKQO6kw0 A few items from our shop: http://www.ebay.com/usr/4-matt1 USGS Maps: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/ YouTube Gold Gemstone Prospecting Class 1: https://youtu.be/eoIqJo95VtY YouTube Gold Gemstone Prospecting Class 2: https://youtu.be/TyCl-g8g7jU Gold With Basic Tools: https://youtu.be/Dxmqr1FXS4U Finding Gold prospecting series - Matt & Connie Mattson All the ways on where to find gold, gemstones, and prospecting adventure of a lifetime. Finding Gold - where to find gold prospecting video series. Metal detectors & gold. Best metal detectors for gold. How and where to find gold: California, how and where to find gold in Georgia, how and where to find gold in South Carolina, how and where to find gold in Maine, how and where to find gold in Wyoming, how and where to find gold in New Mexico, how and where to find gold in Arizona, how & where to find gold in Nevada, how & where to find gold in North Carolina, how and where to find gold in Vermont, how and where to find gold in the Great Lakes, where to find gold in Washington, how and where to find gold in Oregon, where to find gold in Utah, how and where to find gold in Colorado, how and where to find gold in the United States, where to find gold in South America, and everything worldwide - covered. How to do it. Gold geology video. Gold prospecting videos. Where To Find Gold How & Where To Find Gold Locations. Finding gold video. Finding gold YouTube.
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Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa
At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Cascade Creek Off-Road Trail, Near Denver Colorado
For a complete trail guide including GPX go to: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/249-cascade-creek Moderate and forested off-road trail near Denver, Colorado that can be used to access other jeep trails such as Saxon Mountain and Spring Creek.
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Saxon Mountain Off-Road Trail, Georgetown, CO
Saxon Mountain is an old mining trail that very quickly climbs from the 8500ft starting elevation to nearly 11,500ft. You are quickly provided with views up, down and across the I-70 corridor as you climb. This trail is NOT for anyone who gets nervous around ledges, since the trail decreases in width as you gain elevation. Combine the narrow trail with the likelihood of rock slides or new rocks on the trail, and it can be nerve wracking. But the view from the top is fantastic. Along the trail, there are mine ruins of the Anglo-Saxon, Loranzie, and Highland Mines, as well as old cabins. The trail in one spot leaves NO room for error. Near the top, there is a boulder that you must drive around, on the cliff side. With a Tacoma that has the same track as a Jeep, the passenger side tires rubbed against the boulder as the driver side tires were ON the edge of the shoulder of the roadway. Any further to the drivers side is a few hundred feet straight down. Even just having wider tires may make this obstacle impassable by pushing your drivers side tires off of the very narrow trail. The trail is not officially a directional trail, but we recommend only running this trail uphill. The narrow portions can be very dangerous if you have to yield to uphill traffic. Wide vehicles are not recommended and anything wider than a Tacoma or Jeep could have major issues. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/449-saxon-mountain/ http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Tomboy Mine and Ghost Town, Colorado
While camping in Ouray I went jeeping with my brother-in-law over Ophir Pass and Imogene Pass. We stopped at Tomboy mine above Telluride and just below Imogene Pass. The abandoned mine is a great place for breathtaking views. The town and mine closed in 1927.
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Mineral Creek to Engineer Pass to Lake City Part 1 of 2
Alpine Loop 9-5-15 This is the Alpine Loop (minus side trails) from Mineral Creek (Ouray) over Engineer Pass to Lake City and back over Cinnamon Pass to Animas Forks (Silverton). Then entire day was about 9 hrs with photo and bathroom stops and lunch in Lake City. You could do it faster but then you’d miss out on all the sights. There are also easier and harder legs that you can take. Music provided by: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Front video shot with Garmin Virb Elite. Side/rear view shot with GoPro Hero2.
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Baldwin Lake Off-Road Trail - Buena Vista, Colorado
For the full trail guide please visit: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/2453-baldwin-lake The Baldwin Lake Off-Road Trail follows the Baldwin Creek drainage gaining elevation as it climbs out of Baldwin Gulch. The trail offers postcard worthy views of Baldwin Lake as it sits in the basin below Grizzly Mountain (13,708'). The trail is part of the Mount Antero Trail system, and is a side trip off the Mount Antero Trail. Baldwin Lake offers the opportunity for high alpine fishing and the trail continues into the basin above giving a glimpse of the areas past mining history. Views of Mount Antero (14,275') are prominent on the return trip down the valley. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com Music: Jim Beam - JP
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Three Mile Creek Trail, Hiking Colorado
I take a couple mile hike on the Three Mile Creek Trail near Bailey Colorado with my dog Loki and make a small fire and lunch.
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A Confederate Ghost Town - Garo Colorado 1863-1936
See pictures & read more below: https://www.derelictdoug.net/derelict-doug-blog/american-confederacy-ghost-town-garo-colorado-1863-1936 A piece of Colorado's forgotten history- Guiraud (now called Garo) was a small settlement near Fairplay. Today the Buffalo Peaks Ranch and the old General Store and Post Office which dates to the 1880's are all that marks the spot, The schoolhouse was moved to the South Park City Museum in South Park, Colorado. The now ghost town is five miles north of Hartsel and seven miles south of Fairplay on Colorados Highway 9. Adolphe Guiraud & his wife Marie, we're the original settlers of the area. They were born in France and made there way to America through the port of New Orleans. They spent some time in Ohio and Kansas before settling in Garo, Colorado. They established the first homestead in South Park in 1863. The Guiraud Ranch still stands and is now called the "Buffalo Peaks Ranch". Adolphe is most known as the proprietor of the original general store, the "Guirauds General Store". However; he is less known for his ties to the American Confederacy. Adolphe Guiraud played a role in the failed Confederate incursion into Colorado Territory in 1864 when he allowed the nine remaining men of Company A, Well's Battalion, 3rd Texas Cavalry, Confederate Army to stay in July of '64. The nine men that made it to Guiraud's ranch were the remnants of fifty Confederate soldiers that set out from Texas, in June of that year. These men were under orders to disrupt the union's supply trains that ran through the Colorado territory. Their second order was to raise a Confederate army from the mining towns that surrounded Park County. Fortunately, the men disbanded from the Confederacy and became outlaws and bandits. They were dubbed "The Reynolds Gang" and in newspaper accounts of the day. On July 29th the Gang of men were cornered in Geneva Gulch near Grant, Colorado. One was killed, five were taken prisoner, and two died of bullet poisoning. The five who were captured were tried and convicted of rape and stagecoach robbery. Furthermore, they were convicted of treason for their involvement in the Confederate army. They were put to death on direct orders of Colonel John Chivington. Later that year in a related incident a man named "Chub" Newitt ran the General Store and Post Office at Garo. Chub was showing a customer some pistols at the store, he was shot with one, he died a short time later. Adolphe Guiraud died without being convicted or charged for aiding the Confederacy. His wife Marie, had a 34-year widowship and went on to become weathly. She grew the ranch from 640 achers to over 5,000 achers. She sold about 1,500 pounds of beef each year (which is about 1 millions dollar in todays money) Three years after her death she was recognized by the US Department of Agriculture in a release called, "The Importance of Women on ranches & Homesteads". Garo faded and died in the late 1920's and was abandoned except for the ranches that surround it by 1936. Keep Up-To-Date with Me Here: https://derelictdoug.net Or Follow Me On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Derlict_doug
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McClellan Mountain 4x4 Offroad Trail, Georgetown, Colorado
https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/369-mcclellan-mountain McClellan Mountain and Argentine Pass were part of the now Ghost Town called Waldorf, Colorado that sprouted up after silver was found here in 1864. This area and surrounding areas became known as the Argentine Mining District and benefited from the silver boom in the late 1800’s. The link Argentine Central Railroad was started in 1905 and completed nearly a year later and opened to a reported summit of 13,587 feet. The train was put into operation by Edward Wilcox who at the time owned 65+ mines in the area and wanted a way to move freight and people around the area more efficiently. The line was intended to carry both passengers and freight at different times. Because of the silver bust, the focus on the railroad shifted to passenger traffic, but eventually fell victim to lack of interest and use, it was auctioned off and the railroad ripped up in 1919. Those tracks are now what makes up the network of trails to these two mountain tops. To this day, the trail is a testament engineering with six switchbacks so the train could zig-zag up the mountain, it remains the highest a train of it’s type has gone. The routes with the switchbacks needed more engines than normal and was designed so that the train could get up the mountain through pure friction with the tracks, no cog type systems were used. From mine claims, to the selling of a railroad for pennies on the dollar, the history of this area is rich. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Sugarloaf Mountain Jeep Trail - Boulder, Colorado
Off-roading Sugarloaf Mountain is an easy scenic off-road trail that takes about an hour to complete. It’s located in the foothills just west of Boulder, Colorado and is accessible year around. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/470-sugarloaf-mountain http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Beaver Ridge Off-Road Trail Near Alma Colorado
Highlights for this trail include amazing views of South Park Valley, Alma, Montgomery Reservoir, and more. This trail also offers some great chances to see Colorado's mining history. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/217-beaver-ridge http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Pomeroy Lake Off Road Trail- St. Elmo, Colorado
For the full trail guide please visit: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/423-pomeroy-lakes If you enjoy mining history, alpine fishing and camping then this trail is a must do. You will gain a glimpse of the areas mining history as you begin the trail at the old townsite of Romley. You will then pass several arial tram towers that are still standing before you reach the Mary Murphy Mine area, which offers an opportunity to explore several of the old structures that are still standing. After the mine you will continue through meadows and heavy timber before you reach the parking area at an elevation of 12,109' with a view of Lower Pomeroy Lake. Upper Pomeroy Lake is about a mile hike farther up the basin along an old road and is situated below Pomeroy Mountain (13,151'). Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com Music: Big Dipper Auricle Rock 3 - Jinglepunks
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Chinns Lake
The Chinns Lake Trail takes you up to Chinns Lake and Sherman Lake. http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/256-chinns-lake
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Old Flowers 4wd Road - Stove Prairie, Colorado
For the full 4wd trail guide please visit: https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/403-old-flowers-road Old Flowers Road in Colorado is a mountain passage that travels from the Stove Prairie community westward to an area known as Pingree Park. It meanders through a section of the Roosevelt National Forest, known by locals as High Park, with a long history of mountain ranching. Old Flowers Road starts at the Stove Prairie School House which was opened in 1896. From here you will pass through some private property including the historic Stove Prairie Ranch. This active, rustic mountain ranch is filled with many stone buildings and homes that are still in use today by the owners and ranch hands. Along the way, you will be treated to other old homestead cabins and some spectacular views. In 2012, the High Park Fire, ignited from a lightning strike, began just south Old Flowers Road. The fire devastated 87,000 acres, or 136 sq. miles, of private and National Forest land burning more than 250 homes. Old Flowers Road will take you through the core of the burn area in the National Forest. Get the offroad trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com
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Bill Moore Lake 4X4 Road
The popular Bill Moore Lake 4X4 Road within the Empire Loop.
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Mt. Galbraith Hike Near Golden Colorado
A great loop hike with views into Denver and to the Rocky Mountains in the west. Get the full trail profile at www.dayhikesneardenver.com
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Peru Creek tracer experiment
In 2005, Professor Diane McKnight and grad student Jeff Wong conducted research on Peru Creek, in the Colorado Rockies, to understand how it transports metals from an abandoned mine throughout the waterway and into the surrounding ecosystem.
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Chris Holombo's O Scale Logging Train Layout ~ Clear Creek Lumber Co. ~ 2-6-6-2 Mallet
Another Great Layout from O/S West 2014 ! Chris Holombo's Great O scale standard gauge Logging Layout - Clear Creek Lumber Company ! 22' x 26' point to point model train layout, represents lumbering operations from woods to mill. Steam's reign is challenged by Baldwin Diesels. Layout was featured in Model Railroad 7/94.
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American Southwest (#08): Maroon Bells Wilderness, Colorado
Aspen ... Prospectors who had missed out on Leadville's bonanza climbed Independence Pass and went down into a valley along the Roaring Fork in 1879. They found silver float almost immediately and set up a tent camp they called Ute City. In the spring of 1880, promoter, town surveyor, and future mayor Clark Wheeler came to camp. He renamed the place Aspen before returning to Leadville, where his tales of the new camp began a rush to purchase town plots he had ready to sell. But the glowing review of the camp was no promoter's exaggeration. Lode silver was found in numerous places on Aspen, Red, and Smuggler Mountains. Some mines produced staggering amounts; in 1883, a bedroom-sized chamber in the Enima Mine produced $500,000 alone. That year the country's largest ore body - 140 feet across - was discovered in the Compromise Mine. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad reached Aspen from Glenwood Springs in 1887, followed a year later by the Colorado Midland, which came from Leadville through the Hagerman Tunnel. Railroads made silver mining much more profitable, because they significantly reduced transportation costs. In 1884, before the railroads, $3.5 million worth of silver was produced. In 1888, that figure rose to $7 million. A year later it approached $10 million. Aspen basked in the prosperity. It installed the state's first electric streetlights. Its eight thousand citizens could eat in posh restaurants, entertain guests in the opulent Hotel Jerome, enjoy the refinement of a lavish opera house, and take a "Bathing Train" to the warm waters at Glenwood Springs. Then came 1893, the repeal of the Sherman Act, and the precipitous drop in silver's value. Although Aspen was seriously wounded by the Silver Crash, it did not completely collapse as many silver towns did. Miners took wage cuts and Aspen, however tentatively, held on. In fact, one-sixth of all the silver in the United States produced between 1894 and 1918 came from Aspen. In 1894, the Smuggler Mine produced a nugget of 93 percent pure silver and weighing 2,060 pounds. After 1918, however, Aspen came very close to becoming a ghost town. Its primary appeal was to summer visitors who enjoyed its fishing streams and hiking trails.
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Beso De Arte Video Morrison Colorado
Latin Bistro, http://www.besodearte.com/ Restaurant and Bar in Historic Downtown Morrison Colorado.
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Webster Pass, a Colorado 4wd Trail
For the full trail guide please visit: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/488-webster-pass Webster Pass is perhaps the best known and certainly most traveled of the three main passes between Summit County and Park County in Colorado. It connects to two very popular, very challenging 4WD trails, Red Cone and Radical Hill. The summit, above 12,000 feet, offers spectacular views of both counties and a great vantage point to watch rigs descending the white-knuckle ride down from Red Cone. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today at: http://TrailsOffroad.com Music: "Heavy Interlude" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/13
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North Supply Creek Grand County, Colorado - 09/08/2013
A great day of wheelin', to end a great bachelor party weekend for Mikey! Trail is North Supply Creek Road in Grand County, Colorado. Video is shot from my dash cam in the Silver Wrangler. Mikey is in front of me in the Red Cherokee, with Nate-Dog in front of him in the Black Cherokee.
Views: 636 Garrett Newcombe