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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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Well worth a visit. Not too often you can explore a mine. The tour lasts about an hour, and costs 10 dollars a person. Prepare to duck especially if you are tall, remember this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Harrison, Maine
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Harrison, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Not too often you can explore a mine. The tour lasts about an hour, and costs 10 dollars a person. Prepare to duck especially if you are tall, remember this was dug pretty much by hand so space is tight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoy our tour! The guide was so knowlegable and we've learned a lot with them. Worthy a visit for sure! Best thing we've done in Julian.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Awesome tour! Craig our tour guy showed a lot of passion & love for this family owned mine. Hour & 1/2 visit for $10 pp in cash. Well worth the visit! Our tour lasted close to two hours instead of 1 1/2 hour as said.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great experience for those who don't mind being underground. This is one of the very few mines in California that offers tours of the workings. You actually enter one mine and exit from another. Must be able to climb ladders, NOT handicap accessible.

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Enjoyed the tour by a knowledgeable guide. A little short tour, but still good. You could try to get gold at the end with a pan and water. Did not get to keep any gold you found.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The attraction is pretty self explanatory. It is a gold mine that is hand carved into the solid rock. It is a one man operation located above the town of Julian. The price was inexpensive ($5 per person). You walk into the mine "caves" and up a ladder to a separate shaft and out of its original entrance. The guide... More 

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Julian, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Informative, historic tour of a gold mine. Be sure to bring cash ($10 adult per adult) because there's no cc there.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a wonderful experience! Craig, our tour guide, is the grandson of the of the man who made the first claim on this mine. He not only gave us the history of the mine, he shared personal stories of his grandfather & father which included himself as a teenager looking to get into mischief involving the mine! Many funny &... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited Julian several times but somehow it took until now to finally visit the Eagle and High Peak Mine tour. The end of C Street gets a little rough but we had no trouble in our ordinary car. We arrived just in time for a tour and paid our $10.00 each. The tour began with a short demonstration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very enjoyable tour. The mine is family owned and operated. Everyone is very friendly and pleasant. It was fun to walk through the mine and hear all the history of the place. If you don't care for dark, confined spaces you might want to skip this attraction. Watch your head!!

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