Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co
The protective, weatherproof wrap that has covered the Colorado state Capitol dome for almost two years began to come off Thursday as completion of a $17 million restoration project nears.
The Cresson Mine between Cripple Creek and Victor was expected to operate only six years when mining began in 1994. So much for predictions.
In a scrubby gulch populated by the crumbling remains of mine works that created fortunes a century ago is the closest thing Wayne Tease will ever have to a grave.