Posted: Sep 22, 2011 2:10 PM by Adam Knapik
Updated: Sep 22, 2011 2:11 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado mining company is donating gold to restore the dome of the state Capitol.
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company plans to present the gold gift Thursday to officials at the state Capitol.
Colorado's state architect says that water has damaged the
cast-iron panels leafed in gold. Engineers say the interior of the dome, including a steel frame, is sound.
The mining company says it wants to continue a tradition
established in 1908 of using Colorado gold on the dome.
State lawmakers have agreed to spend $4 million on dome repairs, but the total tab could exceed $12 million and the state is soliciting donations.