Gold Arrastra

Buckskin Gulch (County Road 8), Alma, CO 80420
Local: 719-836-2031
Region: South Central City: Alma


Early miners used various crude techniques to remove precious metals from the ore prior to 1867. The Gold Arrastra west of Alma employed one man and his donkeys to grind gold-bearing ore to fine particles. It was later replaced by the stream-powered Paris Mill.