The United States

An old gold mine

In the late 19th century, miners began flocking to Colorado to profit from the rich gold deposits in the mountains. The region developed rapidly as prospectors from all over arrived in droves, establishing small villages known as ‘boomtowns.’ Though the goldmines had largely closed by the mid-20th century, echoes of this once-vital industry can be found in the region’s ghost towns ― abandoned settlements that evoke the very image of the Hollywood Western.

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Gold mine
The United States, Colorado, near Denver
Study, gouache and dry pastel, on Canson paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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