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The Assay Office – Cripple Creek District Museum Complex

The Assay Office depicts and explains the assay operation, vital to the gold mining industry.  Samples of ore were brought to the assay office to ascertain their  value in price per ton which was calculated from a small amount of rock.  It was a complicated but necessary process to find out if a location was profitable enough to file a claim. Men were made millionaires or paupers from the information from this process. This was the first place a miner took his find.

The Assay Office

The building on the Cripple Creek District Museum property, between the District Museum Building and the Colorado Trading and Transfer Company Building was a garage in Victor that was moved to the property over 40 years ago.

(Author’s note: The picture on the right does not depict a ghost.  It does depict the photographer.)

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3 responses to “The Assay Office – Cripple Creek District Museum Complex

  1. JIM DERENDINGER December 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    THIS IS JIM D., THE PIC OF THE ASSAY OFFICE IS NOT THE ORIGINAL ASSAY OFFICE. IN 1988 I MET SHORTY THE OWNER OF CRIPPLE CREEK ASSAY. i REMEMBER MUCH OT THE OFFICE AND BUILDING. WHAT;S UP THE ORIGINAL WAS PRETY IMPRESSIVE AS IT WAS. THE OLD DESK WITH THE DRAWER THAT WOULDN;T CLOSE AND ALL

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  3. Janet July 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Awwww …. I was thinking it was a ghost !
    You know….. there still is gold in them hills…. maybe that’s why the corporate world wants to own all the land.
    Probably many ghost-miners still out there looking…. glad the assay office is still available but they might not want to deal with the ‘finders’ !

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