This was a wonderful way to spend a couple hours. Went with my husband and 13 year old son. We did the panning lesson and then panned in the creek. We loved it. Was a lot of fun.
The tour was given by the 72 year old owner Bob Wade. What a charming man. His parents built, owned and operated the mine. They believed in safe, ecological mining. The family has gathered many antique pieces of mining equipment, most of which are operational, which they will start up on the tour.
We really enjoyed this and it was fairly inexpensive.