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Adams County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Western Mining History
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Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Afghan Poppies, Climate Change and War: Thinking Systemically About Us and Them
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This contemplative practice inquires into the complex web of interdependencies linking global climate change, the War on Terror, Afghan poppy production, opiate addiction, and food security through the lens of systems theory. The exercise challenges students to consider these linkages not only conceptually but also somatically and emotionally.

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Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anthropology
Applied Science
Biology
Economics
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Social Science
Sociology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Karen Litfin
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Aftermath of the Gunfight at the OK Corral
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Western Mining History presents a short history of the famous gunfight in the OK Corral, an iconic legend of the Old West. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides databases, information on mining, mining towns, gold and Photos and maps of the western United States. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
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Earth and Space Science
English Language Arts
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Physical Geography
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Sociology
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Western Mining History
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Mining History
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alamosa County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
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Western Mining History
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Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alfred Packer and the Western Investigations Team: Stop 12 Museum of the West Virtual Tour
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Alfred Packer and the Western Investigations Team: Stop 12 Museum of the West Virtual Tour. Watch this short video to learn about a Museum of the West exhibit or collection to preview your field trip or for a virtual field trip if you are unable to attend in person. The Museum of the West is part of the Museums of Westen Colorado. Was Alferd Packer a murderer? David Bailey describes how he and the Western Investigations Team solved this historic mystery.

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Criminal Justice
Cultural Geography
History
Hospitality, Tourism and Social Service Careers
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Student Guide
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Museums of Western Colorado
Provider Set:
Museum of the West
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alice, CO Mining Town
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Alice, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
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Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
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Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Western Mining History
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Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Alma, CO Mining Town
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Alma, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Women's Studies
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Western Mining History
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Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Altman, CO Mining Town
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Altman, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Ames, CO Mining Town
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Ames, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
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U.S. History
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Western Mining History
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Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Anaconda, CO Mining Town
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Anaconda, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
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Western Mining History
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Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Animas Forks, CO Mining Town
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Animas Forks, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
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Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Apex, CO Mining Town
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Apex, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Arapahoe County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
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Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Archuleta County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
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Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Sociology
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Arrastras Illustrated in These Photos
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Western Mining History presents a short history of the arrastra technology and how it made extracting minerals from hard rock possible during the gold and silver rush. The arrastra was a primitive milling technique used to crush the ore into a powder. The resources shows Historical|Photographs of arrastras. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides databases, information on mining, mining towns, gold and Photos and maps of the western United States. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
Engineering
English Language Arts
Finance
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Mining History
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Ashcroft, CO Mining Town
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Ashcroft, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Aspen, CO Mining Town
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Aspen, CO Mining Town. Western Mining History presents a brief summary of Colorado's Historical Mining Towns with links to additional Colorado resources for a mining town database and mines by county. Western Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a strong primary source resource that can be used for a variety of class research projects. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Reading
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Colorado Mining Towns
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Baca County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

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Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Becoming a Homesteader, Clues from the Landscape: Lesson 1, Museums of the West: Social Studies Lessons
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Clues from the Landscape Social Studies Lesson 1 Becoming a Homesteader is designed to be used with Clues from the Landscape Artifact Kit. Lessons 1, 2 and 4 can be completed without the artifacts from the kit. These kits are available through Musuems of Western Colorado to D51 Teachers. This lesson can be adapted to use without the kit. Students will be able to: • Describe the requirements for homesteaders under the Homestead Act of 1862 • Discuss the hardships faced by homesteaders • Defend their decision whether or not they would choose to become homesteaders.

Subject:
Agriculture
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Geology
History
Physical Geography
Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Game
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Museums of Western Colorado
Provider Set:
Museum of the West
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Bent County Mines
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This Western Mining History database uses Mineral Resources Data System to list known Colorado historical mines by county. Each county site has links to the known mines within its borders. Some are known and named, others are unnamed. Mines should be assumed to be on private property unless other research is conducted. Data provided for each mine site include: Name, State, County, Elevation, Primary Mineral Mined, Latitude and Longitude and a link to Google Maps. Photos are provided where available. Additional information for some Mines are satellite photos, and ownership, business and historical records. Mining History is an historical site that provides information on mining, mining towns, the gold and silver rush, and Photos and maps of the western United States. This is a great database for student historical research or data and statistics classes. Consider becoming a member or making a donation to help further the work of the site.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Chemistry
Cultural Geography
Earth and Space Science
Economics
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geology
Geoscience
History
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Social Science
Sociology
U.S. History
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Western Mining History
Provider Set:
Historical Colorado Mines
Date Added:
02/06/2023