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Date(s) - 09/08/2022 - 09/11/2022
All Day

Colorado Convention Center




After a century and a half on the ocean floor, nearly 1,000 historic California Gold Rush-era sunken treasure items from the 1857 sinking of the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S. Central America, have been brought together again and many are in Colorado. These important artifacts, including exquisite jewelry made from California Gold Rush “mother lode” native gold in quartz as gemstones, will be publicly exhibited during the HardRock Summit 2022 gem and jewelry show (www.HardRockSummit.com), September 8 through 11, at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. “More than 60 gold and gemstone rings, gold nugget stick pins and gold quartz cuff links were recovered and all of these Gold Rush-era creations will be displayed for the first time in Denver,” said Fred Holabird, president Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC (www.HolabirdAmericana.com) Reno, Nevada. “Seemingly ordinary items from the passengers and crew today give us extraordinary insight into the everyday lives of the people who traveled on the steamship,” said scientist Bob Evans who was on each of the recovery missions and will be at the exhibit in Denver to talk to visitors about the “Ship of Gold” and the recovered Gold Rush artifacts. For additional information about the recovered artifacts and auctions planned for October and November, visit www.HolabirdAmericana.com, call 775-851-1859, or email info@holabirdamericana.com.