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Gold for Colorado Capitol dome back from Italy

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:22:30 AM CDT


The gold that will be used to replace the gilding on the state Capitol dome is back in Colorado after being transformed into gold leaf in Italy.

Gov. John Hickenlooper is set to accept the gold during a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Capitol.
About $120,000 worth of donated gold was mined from the Teller County Mine in Cripple Creek and shipped to Florence, Italy, in March.
Sixty-five ounces will be used to re-gild the Capitol dome. Another 10 ounces will be held in reserve for future touchups.
The gold originally put on the dome over a century ago was also mined in Colorado.


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