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Friday, September 12, 2008

News Feature: Tension Between Gold Mining's Past and Present

An ounce of gold today costs more than twice what it did five years ago.That rise is reviving Colorado's historic goldfields. But a lot has changed since the state's last mining boom and some new residents are wary of welcoming the industry back. KCFR's Megan Verlee has more.

The CC&V mine is just visible beyond Cripple Creek - the company wants to expand operations into the forested ridge.

Massive equipment working at the bottom of the CC&V mine.