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Mining lives on outside Cripple Creek

James Grafton, a prominent Colorado attorney, poet and historian once grouped the state’s settlements into four classes. Continue Reading Mining lives on outside Cripple Creek

Stocks rise in early trading for second day

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Stocks moved higher early Tuesday for the second day in a row, led by technology companies. Cisco Systems Inc. rose the most of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average, gaining 2 percent. Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. also rose 2 percent. Bank of America Corp. sank more than 3 percent, the worst… Continue Reading Stocks rise in early trading for second day

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Gold prices closed higher Tuesday even as some investors put their money back into the stock market, an unusual situation that reflected continued anxiety among investors. Gold prices usually fall when the stock market rises, as it did for much of Tuesday. But gold prices continued to climb. The S&P 500 finished the day up… Continue Reading Gold up with stocks as investors cling to security

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Gold built and shaped Colorado Springs a century ago. The Mining Exchange Building, now on its way to becoming a luxury boutique hotel, was built to house what became the nation’s busiest stock exchange, eclipsing (for a time) New York in both share and dollar volume. More than 500 companies, most involved in gold mining,… Continue Reading City, family and American history intertwined with gold

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Boom times for Colo. gold

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With gold prices at an all-time high, the gold mining industry in Colorado is experiencing a boom it hasn’t seen since its heyday more than a century ago. Between 1891 and 1906, the mines in Cripple Creek alone yielded nearly 20 million ounces of gold, worth more than $24 billion at today’s prices. By 1914,… Continue Reading Boom times for Colo. gold

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FOX 21 News Reporter Danielle Leigh toured the town to see just how much money she could really get for her old gold jewelery. From jewelery stores to pawn shops, who do you think made her the best offer? Click here to read the story.

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