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Denver, Colorado: The Old Prospector: 12 Feet Tall

Made of hammered copper in 1891 by Alphonse Pelzer -- who died soon afterward -- a big-bearded man, leaning on a pickax, holds an impossibly large lump of gold.

1020 15th St., Denver, CO
West edge of downtown, on the south side of 15th St., midway between Arapahoe and Curtis Sts.
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Prospector with gold nugget.

The Old Prospector

The prospector used to stand atop a building; now he welcomes Brooks Tower residents home.

[Meg Zorn, 03/11/2020]

The sculpture was originally placed at the top of the Colorado Gold Mining Stock Exchange Building.

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