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Mayflower Gold Mill

Address: 135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: (970) 387-0294
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Silverton
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a great self guided tour. If you do the Mine tour the mill is a great addition to really understand the whole process. Very reasonably priced too.

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Littleton, CO
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30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good self-guided tour. We were glad we watched the introductory video explaining the process, which helped us understand the processes we later saw in the mill. You also get to turn on some of the machinery and watch it operate! Highly recommend.

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27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The mill sits like the day the they stopped operating it. Ore remains on the conveyor belts, spare parts are on the shelves, the ore carts hang on the cable in the tram tower and across the valley, metal shavings from the tool lathe remain. It is literally like they opened the mill one day and they shut it down... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was the "activity of the day" that my grandson picked to see. It was interesting, educational and entertaining for all ages. He loved all the machinery and belts. Some of the machines still can be operated at the push of a button. Well worth the price of admission.

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Derby, Kansas
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I wrote my masters thesis on Leadville, Colorado and have been a mining buff for years, exploring old mining towns, giving programs on Colorado mining history, but the Mayflower Gold Mill was a first!! Active until 1991, this is an "intact" mill, with all the machinery there--conveyor belts, grinding machines and the metal balls that went inside, the dozens of... More 

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WestSlope,CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've prowled around the old mining roads by jeep and ATV but never took the time to stop at this historic site. On a recent rainy day, we decided to stop and are very glad we did. Very interesting and educational! The view from the tram house is worth the price of admission. The San Juan County Historical Society is... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Mill is in excellent original condition. Tools, machinery, offices, etc, still in place and some operable with a push of a button! there is even still some ore in the buckets, and storage containers. A film starts the tour explaining more than I needed to know, but my husband loved it as well as the rest of the guys in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Some tours of old ore processing mills are rather superficial and you don't get to see the machinery up close or the mill has just a few pieces of equipment remaining. This mill is just as it was when it shut down in 1991 with all of the equipment still in the building. The self-guided tour is amazing. You start... More 

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