St. Elmo's Fire
Prospects from Ghosts and Gold

St. Elmo was originally developed in 1878 when gold and silver were discovered. 

The DenverTribune observed at the time, “St. Elmo, a town of less than 6 months, has two sawmills, a smelter and concentrator, 3 hotels, 5 restaurants and several stores.” 

According to Wikipedia, St. Elmo is one of Colorado's best preserved ghost towns. "The town was at its peak in the 1890s, when it included a telegraph office, general store, town hall, 5 hotels, saloons, dancing halls, a newspaper office, and a school house. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad line ran through St. Elmo. There were 150 patented mine claims within the area. The Mary Murphy Mine was the largest and most successful mine in the area and recovered over $60,000,000 worth of gold while it was in operation." 

At nearly 10,000 ft, there is not much going on there now except for an eerie presence. According to local legend, Annabelle Stark still keeps a ghostly watch over the town from the the hotel below.

Home Comfort Hotel

 "A skier was said to have seen a very attractive woman in a white dress framed in the second story window of the old Home Comfort Hotel. The young woman's eyes were focused on something in the distance and when the skier followed her gaze, she saw a group of snowmobilers who were riding through the street. The skier flagged down the group, informing them that snowmobiling was illegal in St. Elmo. The group apologized and rode away. When the skier looked back at the hotel, the woman nodded to her, then turned away and vanished." 

Annabelle knows there is lot more gold here, that the town is worth preserving and that it will be renamed "St. Elmo's Fire".

Our personal Gold and Silver markets are also a ghost town in decline with many convinced the mines have already seen their heyday, there are no more nuggets to be found and it's time for residents to quietly head to the train station.

Today, your resident prospector is here to tell you that there is lot more gold to be found. With up to 25% to 50% of residents having already left, that means more gold mines for all those remaining at bargain prices, some even for free.

He also believes that advanced technical methods of Bonanza Gold will uncover a brand new mother lode trend, in the not too distant future.

Fortunately, that prospector is not a ghost.

Updated Dec 2016

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