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Address: 135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: (970) 387-0294

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After the Old 100 Mine Tour do this one

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida
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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 7 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Address: Address: 135 County Road 2, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone Number: (970) 387-0294
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton

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