Latest News – August 3

Oh, Give Me A Hill, And the Ring of a Drill!

Mining – that’s really what it’s all about in Leadville. It’s why the city was established. It’s a big part of today’s local economy. So it’s no surprise that it’s the Mining Events that real draw the crowds during Boom Days.

Jackleg Drillers: Men of Steel!  Photo: Kathy Lippert

Jackleg Drillers: Men of Steel! Photo: Kathy Lippert

For miners, the competition provides an opportunity to show off skills. Participants come from all across the region. For the spectators, the “games” can seem a bit confsuing . . . what are they doing? What do they call that?

So to break down the lingo and skills needed for the Mining Events: Mining Events Click ThruA_Spacer_ThinSaturday_Boom Days

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