Feb 13 - 21 2016
Cripple Creek’s Ice Sculptures Melt at 32°F, Learn How Gold Melts at 1948°F! presented by  at ,

Cripple Creek’s Ice Sculptures Melt at 32°F, Learn How Gold Melts at 1948°F!

at CC&V Visitor Center

So you’re planning be in Cripple Creek, Colorado for the City’s marvelous Ice Festival on February 13 & 14, or on February 20 & 21!  That’s terrific!

You’ll see amazing ice sculptures with beautiful form. Some will tower overhead. Some will have slides built right into them for your children’s entertainment! But if the temperature starts to rise, at 32°F, the ice will start to melt. That’s not very hot.

Gold melts at 1,948°F. That’s very hot!

If you are interested in the melting point of gold (something else Cripple Creek is known for!), join us at the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company’s Visitor Center where we will be celebrating the Ice Festival with an ongoing FREE program on gold refining. Generally, you’ll learn how gold is mined responsibly; and specifically, how gold is extracted from the rock at Colorado’s largest, modern, industrial gold mining operation. With large format photos, a repeating multi-media slide show, and video clips, you’ll understand how gold is removed from a process solution, heated to extreme temperatures, and poured into molds forming a doré (golden) button that can weigh up to 60 pounds, and at today’s gold price is, worth about $646,000!

Since you’ll be enjoying the Ice Festival anyway, stop by the CC&V’s Visitors Center at 371 E Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado (In the B.P.O.E, Elks Building), between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14, or February 20 & 21, and we will teach you about the gold refining processes. Families will enjoy the program, the Visitor Center has children’s activities, a hands-on rock collection, and we’ll be giving away ROLO Candies - because they look like miniature doré buttons!


Admission Info


Dates & Times

2016/02/13 - 2016/02/21

Location Info

CC&V Visitor Center

371 E Bennett Avenue (B.P.O.E. Elks Building), Cripple Creek, CO 80813