(Click on the image above to begin the slideshow)

While the very names Cripple Creek and Victor still evoke the history, romance and legend of one of the biggest gold booms in America, few people outside the area are aware that there’s still a major mining operation at the Cripple Creek & Victor Mine, a 900-foot deep surface mining operation that processed some 270,000 ounces of gold last year. We took a tour of the operation for last month’s episode of Western Skies.

 

3 Responses to Up on Cripple Creek & Victor Mine

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Thanks! This really is “a big something”.

  2. Louise says:

    Very impressive are the works of man and our pursuit of gold. Crush and remove a mountain, then shift it somewhere else. Where does it all go once it’s used up? Will it ever support life again? From the top of Pikes Peak, there’s a long distance view of the hole with the unaided eye.

  3. charlene says:

    Not what we should be doing to the earth nor should we be using precious Colorado water for this extraction industry. Soulless.

News

Arts & Life

Music

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab