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AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour

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151 Mill St, Juneau, AK 99801-7743
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Unusual and interesting

We found this tour in a magazine about Juneau attractions. You don't have to be on a cruise ship... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Peg S
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Richmond, Virginia
Good trip to see how mining was done in 1900

Our miner, John, was very informative in explaining how the mine was formed and how the miners... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2016
Charles T
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Newnan, United States
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  • Average5%
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151 Mill St, Juneau, AK 99801-7743
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We found this tour in a magazine about Juneau attractions. You don't have to be on a cruise ship to visit (we were visiting locals) and the mine is easy to find. This was a different and fascinating activity. The tour takes you inside a...More

1  Thank Peg S
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Our miner, John, was very informative in explaining how the mine was formed and how the miners extracted the ore. John gave a demonstration on how boring holes was done to set explosive charges. Numerous pieces of equipment used in the early mining are still...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed July 30, 2016

We did the gold mine tour as part of a cruise ship excursion. It was only about a 5 minute drive from the port where the ship docked to the mine. The mine was interesting and my son really enjoyed the part where he got...More

1  Thank Elbmag
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited the mine on an excursion and it was interesting and our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about mining as he was a retired miner. After the tour we spent about 45 min panning for gold and got to keep what we found....More

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed July 21, 2016

No excursion booked from the cruise ship in Juneau and my husband wanted to see the stamping mill as he is a railroad enthusiast...found the AJ Gold Mine/Gastineau Mill on trip advisor. From the shuttle with Phil who was very knowledgeable about the local history...More

3  Thank Jo H
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Fun adventure inside real Gold mine. The people were very friendly and helpful. Dress warm or bring coat as its constant temperature (46F or 8C) in the mine. I enjoyed the Gold panning and got several real flakes if Gold!

2  Thank Mark_Victorville_CA
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Our guide through the mine was an actual miner and had information on every part of the mining process. We toured two major sections of the mine while he explained the tools (both historic and current) used to blast the mine and dig for gold....More

2  Thank Timothy P
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were able to book our tour through the delightful Beverly (by phone) and drive up ourselves since we are locals who had family in for a visit (not through a cruise ship). A great gift shop (always looking for interesting trinkets!), gold panning, many...More

3  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked this as a cruise excursion through Disney cruise line. It was a great tour if you want to learn about gold mining and how it was performed. Our guide was an actual miner and very nice. We panned for gold afterwards and the...More

1  Thank acohen76
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We went as a cruise excursion. The tour of the mine was good and informative - lots to look at, but my husband said it was pretty boring, however, he couldn't tell me what they should do to make it better. He only said he...More

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Prudence100
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
You can call their winter phone number found on the website for details on how to book your tour. They will pick you up downtown and bring you back, included in the price. We did it (as locals) and were able to spend extra... More
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Bekki A
July 7, 2015|
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We came on our own (got the local's rate, versus a cruise ship rate). Paid $49 per adult, $24.50 per child.
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