The year is 1890, Wyoming and Idaho have just been admitted as the 43rd and 44th states in the USA and the last great North American "Gold Rush" has just begun. 73kms southwest of Colorado Springs, a "part-time cowboy and full-time drinker" known as Robert Womack has just found small specks of gold glittering in the local creek, which encouraged him to dig countless prospecting holes in an attempt to find more. The outcome? The richest gold mine in Colorado's history.
Today The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine is still an active mining area, being the only remaining significant producer of gold in the state. In 2019, the mine excavated over 11 tons of gold, which was priced at around $511 million USD. In the same year, the mine had reported to have an estimated 118 tons of proven and probable reserves which have yet to be excavated.
With plenty of work still to do, there is no shortage of jobs for drivers who haul important mining equipment and waste rock to and from the mining site. In our upcoming Colorado DLC for American Truck Simulator, truckers will be able to assist in the day to day operations of this enormous open-pit mine located near Colorado Springs. Just make sure to take extra care when driving on the dirt roads that lead into the delivery points.
Impressive right? We think it's AU-some! If you haven't already, be sure to add Colorful Colorado to your Steam Wishlist. It really helps support us and notifies you of its release, we thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing more of Colorado's development in the near future.