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Phoenix Gold Mine

Idaho Springs, CO, USA
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About Phoenix Gold Mine
The Phoenix Gold Mine is an authentic trip into Colorado mining history! Come by and tour a real underground gold mine, see gold ore in the mountain, learn how to find gold and then try your hand at panning for gold. You keep what you find. We are family friendly, for all ages and abilities. Our small business is family owned and operated. On your gold mine tour, be entertained with one of our tour guides as they talk about geology, history, and gold processing equipment. You will see a gold vein. The mine is well lit, with wide, flat passages, with about 500 feet walking distance. It is about 45-degrees degree Fahrenheit, so bring a lightweight jacket. Pan for gold in the creek or underground in our table. Many find gold. Feel like you are on vacation, in an environment where everyone is welcome. We love to answer your questions. Make a reservation, we cannot wait to entertain, educate, and show you what we are so passionate about!
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Faye J wrote a review Aug 13
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We loved visiting the Phoenix Gold Mine. The tour was fascinating and the kids loved panning for gold. Easy to make reservations.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Mike Munie wrote a review Aug 4
Highland, Illinois4 contributions
This mine is a small operation. It is still a currently operating site. It has an interesting history and was fascinating to see.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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swoodruf wrote a review Jul 2022
Muskegon, Michigan1084 contributions226 helpful votes
I can't say I was looking forward to the mine tour, but I am so glad I did it. It was actually fascinating to see how miners performed their work back in the 1850s. We had a tour guide with a dry sense of humor which made it all the more fun. My grandson was with me, and we both learned a lot. I loved learning about this as I just finished a historical fiction book about the gold rush. There was also gold panning on site in the creek. My grandson could have spent the whole day just panning for gold. He loved it.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Barry Goodknight wrote a review Jul 2022
Denver, Colorado34 contributions2 helpful votes
This is one of the better gold mine tours, in my opinion. The guides are very fun, you can pet the chipmunks that are all around the mine, and you can see the full gold vein inside. Very cool.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Karen T wrote a review Jul 2022
Highlands Ranch, United States10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our third time to the Phoenix Gold Mine. We have taken students from Japan and China. This time we took two of our grandsons. Their favorite part was panning for gold in the creek. They wished they could go back in time and find a nugget!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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