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Tonopah Mining Park.

10 Places to Experience Nevada’s Extraordinary Geological Gems

From active opal mines to mind-boggling natural sand art.
Replication miners bicker over a work-break snack at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado.
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How to Eat Like a 19th Century Colorado Gold-Miner

A confluence of cross-cultural foodways fed a series of Colorado’s mining booms, and can still be tasted across the state today.