The Mining Boooom By kaloyd10 Period: Jan 1, 1850 to Jan 1, 1859 Miners Some miners pushed North, up to the Fraser River Valley of British Columbia. Jan 1, 1858 Pikes Peak Economic boom, prospectors discovered gold near Pikes Peak. Jan 1, 1859 Colorado Thousands flocked to Colorado Jan 1, 1859 Carson River Valley The Carson River Valley was the center of silver. It had one of the world's richest silver veins. Jan 1, 1867 Alaska Willam H. Seward negotiated and bought Alaska. Jan 1, 1882 Discrimination A mob of masked man forced Chinese people out of there homes and out of Rico, Colorado. Jan 1, 1896 Klondike Prospectors discovered gold in the Klondike district o Canada's Yukon Territory, wich bordered Alaska Jun 1, 1897 Gold By the summer of 1897, Yukon miners had found gold worth up to $1,000,000. Period: Jan 1, 1898 to Jan 1, 1902 1898 and 1902 Gold in Alaska in 1898 and 1902 attracted a lot of settlers. Period: Jan 1, 1900 to Jan 1, 1920 Mining Mining increasedly became large companies jobs. Mining affected the enviroment and landscape of the West.