Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Pikes Peak or Bust The Colorado gold rush was the surge of prospectors racing to Pikes Peak in 1858-59.[1] Many people were finding gold in the area in the past, such as Native Americans, trappers, and explorers, but in light of the California gold rush, prospectors...
Carolina Gold Rush

Carolina Gold Rush

The Yellow Doorstop The first gold rush in the United States took place in North Carolina, and the first discovery of gold occurred in Cabarrus county, through very unexpected means. In 1799, twelve year old Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek and...
Early American Mining

Early American Mining

Mining acted as a catalyst for the growth and expansion of the United States, as it drove thousands of pioneers westward for the prospect of riches. Where ever there was gold, there would be people, boom towns, industry, and even incorporated territories and their...
Big Finds from Small Miners

Big Finds from Small Miners

Today, the mining industry is being lead by multi-billion international companies, but don’t be intimidated by this, because there’s plenty of room for the little guy. The small miners and prospectors of the world are constantly finding new riches,...
The Richest Hill in the World

The Richest Hill in the World

Butte, Montana got its start as a mining boom town. Immigrants started pouring in the area in the 1860s, but it was mostly placer mining until it started to dry up in 1871, and it wasn’t until 1874 when hard rock mining started to gain traction.Not unlike most...