Kraft, Duane A.


Title
Kraft, Duane A.
Creator:
Kraft, Duane A., 1934-, interviewee; Bokan, Sharon, interviewer; Kippen, Sheryl, videographer;
Date Recorded:
2012
Date digitized:
November 20, 2012
Length of interview:
60 minutes, 42 seconds
Description:

Duane Kraft grew up in the 1930s to 1950s in north Boulder. He learned hard rock mining techniques from his father and uncle as a child, then worked as a prospector and miner and also as a general contractor in partnership with his father until his father was nearly 90 years old. In this interview he talks extensively about prospecting and mining for uranium and gold in Boulder County, covering subjects such as locating veins of ore, mining equipment and techniques, safety, transportation of ore, ore processing, and the economics of mining. He also describes hunting for deer and big horn sheep, his military service, and working in construction as a general contractor.

 

This interview is one of a series done in collaboration with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department.

 

View DVD, time-indexed transcript, and supplementary material (Wood Mountain maps) at Carnegie Branch Library.

Subject:
Mining Colorado Boulder County.
Gold mines and mining Colorado Caribou.
Gold mines and mining Colorado Wallstreet.
Hunting Colorado Boulder County.
Uranium mines and mining Colorado Boulder County.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Language:
eng
Original Format:
digital mini DV
Notes:
This interview is one of a series done in collaboration with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department.
Local call number:
OH1823
Copyright:
Copyright restrictions applying to the use or reproduction of oral history interviews are available from the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History/Boulder Public Library.
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