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Fire at the Ice Festival
At the Newmont Gold Mining Visitor Center in Cripple Creek (B.P.O.E. Elks Building), you can learn how two volcanoes, only 10 miles apart, resulted in two very different outcomes. See fossils, rocks, exhibits and more in addition to activities for kids and door prizes!
Two Volcanoes – Different Outcomes
Two volcanoes – one in Guffey, one in Cripple Creek, only 10 miles apart, but with vastly different results. 34 million years ago, fine ash and volcanic mudflows erupting from the Guffey volcano created Lake Florissant and entombed insects, plants and trees to be discovered and examined in the 1870s by geologic and scientific expeditions. While 10 miles away, superheated water deposited gold from deep within the earth’s volcanic matrix into the CrippleView more
Contact: (719) 689-2341
371 E. Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813