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Address: 135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: (970) 387-0294
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The Missed Link In Gold Mining History - NOT TO BE MISSED!

If you're a fan of mining history or just finished visiting the Old Hundred gold mine and are wondering what happens to the thousands of tons of rock ore after it has been removed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you're a fan of mining history or just finished visiting the Old Hundred gold mine and are wondering what happens to the thousands of tons of rock ore after it has been removed from the mine, you MUST take this tour! This tour will give you an amazing understanding of how mined ore is broken down into the base... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Mayflower is a must see. We went to one of the gold mines first, and passed by it on our way out. It was 4:30 when we got there, and they closed at 5. It's a 1 hour plus self guided tour, but Will was gracious enough to let us go. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the mill.... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I didn't even know this place existed until we were driving by on the way to the mine tour. Even then I wasn't quite sure if it is open to tours or not, so we passed it by on the way in. At the mine the guide said to be sure to stop here, so that's what we did. While... More 

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Penrose, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is something you will want to take time for. This is an actual historical gold mine and it is in the same shape as was left (including notes left for the next shift) the evening when the staff went home never to return. Their gloves their tools left for the next day. It is amazing. It also has some... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When the Mayflower Mill shut down in 1991, its owners locked the doors and left all of its equipment inside. This makes it not just one of the few gold mills that is open for touring - as opposed to a bevy of gold mines - but one that doesn't rely at all on reproductions and instead shows you exactly... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you have an interest in the details of mill operation or a general interest in mechanical or industrial equipment, this is a great site to visit. However, if you are not really interested in mining operation or industrial sites, then this is probably just a musty-smelling industrial graveyard. The mill is preserved nearly exactly as it was when it... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We toured the Mayflower Gold Mill after the Old 100 Mine tour. This is the order it should be done as first you understand how they get the minerals and then you see how they process it. This tour is self guided and is okay but it would be much better with a tour guide but there are self-reading plaques... More 

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St Louis MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

if you have never been in a big industrial site this is pretty cool the do a good job of explaining how gold mining works and how it has effected Silverton and Colorados economies I was sad last time to find out that a friend of mine who worked there had passed away from his memorial picture on the wall

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Unfortunately they were closed when we were there but you tell the buildings were still maintained and I am sure it would have been a great thing to see.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was amazed at the artifacts in the mill! Seemed like everything from the rock crushing to the gold assay was complete. The museum that accompanies the mill has many interpretive items and they staff was very knowledgeable. There are several parts of the mill that operate and give you a feel of what it would have been like to... More 

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