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Idaho Springs, Colorado: Decayed Miner Statue

A battered cement statue of what appears to be a old-time prospector. Larger than life, but not a giant. He has no hands.

608 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO
I-70 exit 240, then drive south a half-mile on Hwy 103/Chicago Creek Rd. The statue is on the right, next to the highway, but it can be somewhat hidden behind parked cars and random junk.
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Decayed miner statue.

Decayed Miner Statue

Fella is looking rather pale these days. He was behind a boat, looking like he would rather be fishing.

[Meg Zorn, 07/28/2020]
Decayed Miner Statue

This statue is barely recognizable. It is no longer painted. Not worth the drive to get to it.

[Annette S Hedges, 04/12/2020]

We'll leave this mapped for now, on the chance that he'll be restored at some point...

Decayed Prospector

A decayed fiberglass lumberjack or prospector stands outside a store/home on the route to Mt Evans.

[Chip D, 04/09/2015]

Miner statue.

Miner Statue

You'll find a [Muffler Man] outside of Idaho Springs on the way to Mount Evans.

[Steve Iborg, 08/29/2001]

February 2008: Here's a long-misplaced photo from 2001 showing that this statue is not a Muffler Man, but still of interest.

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