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Eagle and High Peak Mine

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Address: End of C St, Julian, CA 92036
Phone Number: 760 765 0036
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Surprisingly good fun and a well run tour.

We arrived on a hot day and the mine tour is a welcome cooling respite from the heat! Before your tour begins however you can chat to the owners and look at the interesting old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a hot day and the mine tour is a welcome cooling respite from the heat! Before your tour begins however you can chat to the owners and look at the interesting old memorabilia from the mine and the current owner's Grandfather - who bought and restored it. The tour is reasonably priced ($10 at time of writing)... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took our three grandsons ages six, six and eleven to the mine. It was a huge hit. The walk through the two connected hard rock gold mines was great fun. There is one flight of steep stairs in the mine. Once outside the mine we panned for gold, and everyone got some. I would suggest bringing water in case... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Like previous reviews, don't be detered by junky road leading to mine. The mine was cool, both in temps on a hot day and legitimate history. You could see actual gold flakes in the quartz veins. Very trippy when tour guide turned off lights and then blew out candle in bowels of the mine. Total darkness. Takes about 40 minutes... More 

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Coronado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very good tour with robert. Avoid family member who is a bit too long winded. Very enlightening to visit a real preserved mine. Authentic, not fake touristy. Real gold vein visible. Mountain drive also worth the visit.

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Greenwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I truly enjoyed the visit. The tour takes about 45 minutes and they are definitely worth it. The guide was truly fun to hear: he had tons of stories about the mine and the towns in the area. We walked after lunch to the mine (just a few blocks uphill). It was hot and the mine inside is nice and... More 

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Gotta say, when we first pulled up after the dirty roads and hand written signs We were a little freaked out. BUT they were so welcoming when we stepped out of the car with terrified looks on our faces that we went on with the tour. And I'm so happy we did. Everyone was soo friendly. The mine was one... More 

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited the mine on my mom's 60th birthday with a party of 9 (3 kids, 6 adults) and we all loved it! We weren't sure what to expect at first, but based on other reviews we decided to spend the money ($10 for adults, and $5 for kids). It turned out to be the highlight of our camping trip!... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a much better experience than I expected as we drove onto the Eagle Mine's grounds. The facility looks a little run down at first glance. From there it was great. We panned for gold, walked through the entire process of digging gold out of the mine and were entertained with stories of the mine and Julian gold industry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a fun experience and it was blessedly cool inside the mine. There is a rather steep staircase (more like a ladder) so some people may not be able to navigate that. The guide was knowledgable and informative.

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had been to Julian once before, but not my wife or sister. So three days ago we took a road trip to this sleepy little town and discovered this amazing hidden "gem" or "nugget" tucked away a short distance from the small town. Go up the hill on C street off of Main. When it turns to dirt you... More 

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