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Visit to learn more about Colorado's gold history and how to go prospecting in Colorado. You can also find out  how to purchase Finding Gold in Colorado: Prospector's Edition by Kevin Singel or Finding Gold in Colorado: Inspiring Images by Laura Hoeppner.  

Please do not use the photos and information here to go prospecting for gold. I haven't provided enough information here for you to know where it is legal to prospect. You do not want to end up digging or panning for gold on private land or public land where it is not allowed. To get that information and stay legal, get a copy of Finding Gold in Colorado: Prospector's Edition

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Visit to read about our non-gold-related travels. The Well-Traveled Fridge offers travel advice, itineraries, and ideas about how to keep your travel costs down. 

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I also co-produced a documentary film, Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado, released in 2016. Our team interviewed 70 current and former elected women to shed light on why Colorado has had such an outstanding history of women serving in elected office. You can watch the film on YouTube by clicking below: 

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