Did you know it’s believed that more people came to the Colorado Gold Rush than to the California Gold Rush? It’s true. The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Coloradoin the United States that began in 1859 (when the land was still in the Kansas Territory) and lasted through the early 1860’s. It is still considered to be the largest gold rush in American history.Many people still believe, “There’s gold in dem thar hills!” If you’re one of them you should check out Gold Panning and Placering in Colorado – How and Where by Ben H. Parker Jr. This book was written for the Colorado Geological society and is available from the Colorado State Publications Library.