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  Souvenir Mining Spoon Elkton Mine.JPG - SOUVENIR MINING SPOON ELKTON MINE CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO - Sterling silver spoon with engraved scene of mine buildings in gold washed bowl, marked ELKTON MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLO, ca. 1900, back marked Sterling, the top of the handle has a moving windlass crank, a pick and a shovel; there is an ore bucket and nugget near the bowl at the end of the silver rope which encircles the handle all the way down, 5 3/4 in. long, as new condition [Located in Cripple Creek, Colorado, Elkton came to life in 1891 after a blacksmith from Colorado Springs named William Shemwell staked a claim in the Cripple Creek area. The town sprung up around the mine to support the miners and their families. By 1892, the mine still had not produced results and Shemwell decided to sell the claim to three brothers: George, Douglas and Sam Bernard.  By 1894, the Bernard brothers had also been unsuccessful and gave the mine only two weeks before they would consolidate their losses. Near the end of these two weeks, a vein of gold was discovered which produced $40,000 within a week. The mine had finally become a success.  In 1899, a man by the name of Ed De LaVergne proposed to merge his mine located directly next to the Elkton with the Elkton. With this move, the Elkton mine became one of the largest mines in the Cripple Creek area. The mine would yield more than $16 million in gold and would be active until 1956. Several of the men involved, including Ed De LaVergne and the Bernards, became millionaires, but most of them were dead broke again by the time of their deaths.  The town itself was never actually platted, but the area simply became known as Elkton, Colorado. It had its own post office for a while and grew to reach a population of 2900 people at its peak.]  
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Souvenir Mining Spoon Elkton Mine | SOUVENIR MINING SPOON ELKTON MINE CRIPPLE CREEK COLORADO - Sterling silver spoon with engraved scene of mine buildings in gold washed bowl, marked ELKTON MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLO, ca. 1900, back marked Sterling, the top of the handle has a moving windlass crank, a pick and a shovel; there is an ore bucket and nugget near the bowl at the end of the silver rope which encircles the handle all the way down, 5 3/4 in. long, as new condition [Located in Cripple Creek, Colorado, Elkton came to life in 1891 after a blacksmith from Colorado Springs named William Shemwell staked a claim in the Cripple Creek area. The town sprung up around the mine to support the miners and their families. By 1892, the mine still had not produced results and Shemwell decided to sell the claim to three brothers: George, Douglas and Sam Bernard. By 1894, the Bernard brothers had also been unsuccessful and gave the mine only two weeks before they would consolidate their losses. Near the end of these two weeks, a vein of gold was discovered which produced $40,000 within a week. The mine had finally become a success. In 1899, a man by the name of Ed De LaVergne proposed to merge his mine located directly next to the Elkton with the Elkton. With this move, the Elkton mine became one of the largest mines in the Cripple Creek area. The mine would yield more than $16 million in gold and would be active until 1956. Several of the men involved, including Ed De LaVergne and the Bernards, became millionaires, but most of them were dead broke again by the time of their deaths. The town itself was never actually platted, but the area simply became known as Elkton, Colorado. It had its own post office for a while and grew to reach a population of 2900 people at its peak.] Download Original Image
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