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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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Address: 1 mile N. Hwy. 67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2466
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Description: The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein...
The only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the U.S.; the vein was discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891.
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A Must See in Cripple Creek

Do not miss this tour of an authentic gold mine. The tour takes you 1,000 feet underground and walks you through what it's like to be a gold miner in the 1800s. Our tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this tour of an authentic gold mine. The tour takes you 1,000 feet underground and walks you through what it's like to be a gold miner in the 1800s. Our tour guide, Tim, was awesome. He has worked in mines and has a vast knowledge of the inner workings of gold mining. He even showed us how... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic. So creative in the "waiting area" old tractors and a cafe with a hard hat awning! Christina was an excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable, eager to answer questions and share information she had learned from previous tours. A wonderful opportunity to experience and understand a part of history that has a huge impact on the present.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We learned SO much at this gold mine. It is still filled with gold ore, and they say as soon as the price goes up a bit, it will be worth mining again. The tour was much more than we expected. We traveled down a 1000 foot shaft to the tenth level of the mine, and our informative guide pointed... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tim the tour guide has extensive knowledge and background in mining. It was very interesting to see him actually run the equipment, point out all the gold veins, and answer every question we could think of! This tour was an amazing piece of history and a must see!

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This tour was so much fun! We loved every minute of it, from the elevator ride to the bottom to the tram air locomotive ride at the end, and everything in between. Our tour guide was fascinating and very knowledgeable. The tour was worth every penny.

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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unbelievable. The facts you will learn on this tour will keep you gobsmacked for the whole day. The conditions, the pay, the primitive technology, and the future of mining in the area are all fair game for conversation on this highly interesting tour. We loved it! Christina was obviously a pro and was very kind. I am claustrophobic in very... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You'll experience the wonder and excitement the minors felt as the descended into a gold mine. It is less than a mile outside Cripple Creek

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited from London, England and couldn't have had a better time. Our young son (7) loved it as did my husband and I. Loads to see along with a fascinating, well delivered tour which included plenty of demonstrations of the actual mining equipment used. Please visit this wonderful place.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If in the area I would highly recommend this tour, very very informative guide (Stephen) being a 3rd generation miner gave us an interesting insight into the mine. Tour well organised with active demonstrations along the way.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great tour lead by men & women who are hard rock miners. History, demonstrations of equipment, facts about the richest one square mile on earth of gold. You even get to take a sample of the gold ore home. The only drawback is the trip into the mine. Just like the miners of old, you load into a very small... More 

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