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Mining in Colorado: A Historical Perspective
The current display in the main entry of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library highlights maps and other artifacts that represent the prominent role mining has played in the state's history and development. Items in the display include historical maps of Boulder County, the Cripple Creek and Clear Creek mining districts, and mineral deposits found in the state.
To learn more about the history of mining in Colorado, you can find additional resources by searching for "mines and mineral resources -- Colorado" in Chinook (the library catalog). You can also use this index to see the maps of mining claims in Boulder County that are available in our collection.
The Historic Mining Districts page from the Colorado Geological Survey has maps, articles, and other resources about mining in Colorado. Here you'll also find 3-D interactive viewers that allow you to explore the terrain of select mining districts, including Clear Creek County and Teller County.
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