Ever since I started working in Denver in September, the Colorado State capitol had been shrouded in a scrim : a curtain that can be heated, and withstand strong winds, so that workers could complete its $17 million rehab with no interruption. The entire dome is covered in thinner-than-paper Colorado gold. The gold bullion used for the new gild was donated in 2011 by mine owner AngloGold Ashanti. The 24-karat gold, valued at more than $116,175, was shipped off to Florence, Italy, and milled into gold leaf. The Capitol had been constructed from 1886 to 1903, and the dome was initially covered in copper. [Information from a report by the Denver Post dated 12/26/2013].