Quarter Horses for Sale near Leadville, CO

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Quarter Horse Stallion
Great quarter horse. Has done alot of pasture riding, pen riding, and some ..
Bond, Colorado
Sorrel
Quarter Horse
Stallion
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Bond, CO
CO
$2,500
Quarter Horse Mare
This mare is beautiful. She is unregistered due to the fact that cremellos..
Buena Vista, Colorado
Cremello
Quarter Horse
Mare
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Buena Vista, CO
CO
$2,500
Quarter Horse Stallion
This sorrel colt is approximately 1 1 / 2 yrs old. He looks QH, but I am n..
Buena Vista, Colorado
Sorrel
Quarter Horse
Stallion
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Buena Vista, CO
CO
$400
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About Leadville,CO

The Leadville area was first settled in 1859 when placer gold was discovered in California Gulch during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. By 1860, a town, Oro City ( oro is the Spanish word for gold), located about a mile from present-day Leadville, had sprung up, and a year later its population had reached more than 5,000. But the boom was brief because the placer-mined gold soon ran out, and Oro City never became a major settlement. The early miners had noted that mining for placer gold was hampered by heavy black sand in the sluice boxes, and in 1874 it was discovered that the heavy sand that impeded gold recovery was the lead mineral cerussite, which has a high silver content. Prospectors traced the cerussite to its source, present day Leadville, and by 1876 had discovered several silver-lead lode deposits.