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Visit our on-line presentation of the "Modern Gold Dredge" by Bruce Harris. This includes a great Gold Mining Dictionary.
This section provides a listing of "Gold Country" tourist attractions; old mining towns/ghost towns, exhibits, campsites and other fun things to do & see.
Argo Gold Mill
Idaho Springs, CO USA
Contact: Jim Maxwell
This mill was listed on the national register of historic places in 1978. We offer a tour which includes a brief history lesson, a tour of the "Double Eagle" gold mine and a tour of the "Argo Mill." Most of the milling equipment is still in place and includes a small museum with old mining and milling artfacts. The tour ends with a free gold panning lesson.
El Dorado Gold Mine
1975 Discovery Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 USA
Toll-free Phone: 866-479-6673 or fax: 1-907-479-4613
Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska's gold mining history at the El Dorado Gold Mine. Ride the Tanana Valley Railroad for an adventure into the gold fields of the Interior. A two-hour guided tour takes you through a permafrost tunnel where Alaska's history comes alive. Enjoy a walking tour of our mining camp. Meet and talk with Alaska miners as you learn about present day placer mining methods. After a short course in gold mining, grab your own "poke" filled with pay dirt right out of a sluice box and try your hand at panning for gold. Everyone finds gold.
Ganes Creek Gold
Doug Clark - Clark/Wiltz Mining
P.O. Box 586
Talkeetna, AK 99676 USA
The opportunity of a lifetime! Your chance to metal detect for large gold nuggets on one of Alaska's premier large nugget producing creeks - Ganes Creek, Alaska. The largest nugget found at Ganes Creek weighed 122 ounces - over ten troy pounds!
Miners Doug Clark and Dan Wiltz are making their ground available to the general public for the first time. Ganes Creek has produced over 250,000 ounces of gold... and much of the gold has been some of the largest nuggets ever found in Alaska. Thousands of acres of tailing piles contain nuggets lost by bucketline dredges and inefficient bulldozer operations of the past. Nuggets have been found here by simply walking along and picking them up. The chances of finding very large nuggets on Ganes Creek with a metal detector are some of the best in Alaska. Roads and trails run the length of the operations, making access a breeze.
GoldBottom Mine Tours
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Ph: 867-993-5023 or Fax: 867-993-6715
We provide escorted tours of our authentic gold mining operation on Gold Bottom Creek. We give explanations and demonstrations of historic and modern placer gold mining methods and processes; everything from staking a claim to selling the gold. We share our personal experiences and stories about life on the creeks! We have four clean, comfortable 12'X14' log cabins available if you'd like to stay over.
Gold City Amusement Park
9410 Sylva, Hwy. 441
North Franklin, NC 28734 USA
Tours, rentals, gold mine for a day.
Heather Grove Gold & Gem Panning
43 Polly Spout Rd
Marion, North Carolina 28752 USA
A family recreation area in North Carolina, USA
Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 206
Gold Hill, NC 28071 USA
Contact: Vivian Hopkins, Dir. Edu.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park:
We offer Historic/ Educational Tours for all ages, Schools, Church or Civic Organizations, Clubs, etc.
The Ghost Pages: 'Haunted' Historic Gold Hill
Gold Hill is reported to have its share of ghosts and it is the perfect time of year to introduce them to the visitors on our website and visitors who dare to visit Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and Village.
Join us this year on Saturday, October 28, 2006 for the first ever 'GHOST TOUR'.
Ghost stories and tours of reputedly haunted sites will run from 6 - 9PM. Refreshments will be available. Tickets for the event are $4 and may be purchased in the park on the night of the tour. Enjoy a safe, light hearted fun event as an alternative to Trick-or-Treating.
Jamestown Gold Panning
17712 Harvard Mine Road
Jamestown, CA 95327 USA
To make reservations, call or email now for the 2010 Season!
Rated #1 Attraction on TripAdvisor in Jamestown, California!
As featured on NBC, FOX NEWS, TV TOKYO, BBC and reported on the AP NEWS WIRE, learn to pan for gold with Internationally known "Miner John."
Open All Year Long! - Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Learn gold panning & sluicing on our claim located in the historic Harvard Mine District of Jamestown, California. Pan on the gold rich Woods Creek. Our private claim has not been mined by the public in over 100 years. Gold pan in California, the birthplace of the 1849 gold rush, right in the heart of gold country. Find gold! Have fun!
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine
The Lucky Strike Recreational Gold and Gem Mine at Vein Mountain,Marion,NC
At the Lucky Strike Gold and Gem mine we have gold panning at the flume line with ore from the Second Broad River. We also have gemstone ore to screen thru to find your own precious gems. If you want to mine the old way, you can get in the river and use pans, sluice boxes, or a dredge.
Come and enjoy the learning experience of working with experienced miners and prospectors. Gem panning is very popular with our visitors. This can be a fun outing for the entire family.
We are located close to lots of fun things to do and we invite you to our area. Our recreational gold and gem mine is in Western NC at Vein Mountain just south of Marion off Interstate 40 on highway 221 in McDowell County. We have a campground at the Lucky Strike, and local camping in the nearby area.
Please note, we are open to the public all year long!!
Nederland Mining Museum
P.O. Box 1252
Nederland CO 80466
Contact: Dan Martin
Ph: (303) 258 7449
Location: State Hwy 119 at Hwy 72, 17 miles W. of Boulder, 40 miles N. of I-70
The Nederland, Colorado Mining Museum features equipment and documents (records, photographs, videos) relating to area gold, silver and tungsten mining. It is open weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day or by request. Our prize acquisition is a Bucyrus 50B steam shovel, the only remaining tracked shovel left from 25 that dug the Panama Canal. This shovel was featured recently on the History Channel's "Mega Movers" series. Nederland is a small mountain town 17 miles due west of Boulder, Colorado. A great illustrated catalog of historic photographs is on view; surplus equipment may be viewed at <www.nedmuseums.com>.
Original Sixteen to One Mine
Alligany, CA USA
Incorporated in 1911 in California, the Sixteen to One Mine continues to intrigue people the world over. We invite you to use this website as you would use a library. Learn about gold, geology, California history, contemporary issues and the specifics of the Original Sixteen to One mining company.
Underground Gold Miners Museum
Alleghany, CA 95910 USA
Go Underground! Tours of the Sixteen to One Mine are offered May through October. Tours are by reservation only.
Panama Gold Adventures
Country: Panama, C.A
Gold panning adventures in the hidden canyons, and jungle river streams of Panama,C.A. We are the best in the business so bring your family, friends and corporate executives for a fun get-a-way." Adventures are conducted year round!
Prophet Gold Mine
Telephone and fax number:
07 5484 1226
504 Rossmore Rd, Kilkivan QLD 4600
Tours:Come and pan for gold, experts show you how, watch a gold pour, enjoy the bird life and take a stroll through our extensive gardens. We supply the pans and something to put your gold in. Yes, you can find gold! and if you do, you keep it. You can pan all day for $5.50 per person. No fossicking license required, as you are a guest of our mining lease. Small specs to match-head size are common. Nuggets are occasionally found. So remember, Lady Luck lays her treasure beneath the feet of those who would try.
Products for sale: Gold nuggets, opals, and other earth treasures. Stone products for landscaping and building industry. Mining and fossicking equipment.
Rainbow River Safari Tours (Guyana)
A real Adventure of Eco-tourism!
Do you want the holiday of a lifetime? 17,000 acre (25 sq. miles) Rainforest Conservation area and Organic Farming project. The largest and oldest (1981) private Jungle adventure site in Guyana. 5 miles of river front, miles of trails are just some of our attractions as the only true Eco-tour adventure camp in English speaking Guyana. This is what we have to offer you at our camp at MARSHALL FALLS on the Mazaruni River, on our conservation area, which includes VIRGIN Rain Forest.
PANNING FOR GOLD & DIAMONDS: We'll show you how! Keep what you find. Demonstrations given. Great fishing, & white water rafting.
Earthfoot Safari to Marshall Falls on the Mazaruni River info.
Wildlife, a great adventure but NO Mosquitoes. Under canvas or in Log cabins, camp has Solar Power.
GUYANA: TED SABAT. Director
Lot 7 Back St. DeWillim (Zeeburg)
West Coast Demerara
Moble/Cell: (592) 644.7646 / 699.0341.
Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland, NC 28107 USA
Ph: 1-704-721-GOLD (4653)
Site of the First Documented Discovery of Gold in the United States
Portions of the underground tunnels at the Reed mine have been restored for guided tours. A visitor center contains exhibits of gold and historical mining equipment. An orientation film highlights the first gold discovery, and tours of a restored ore-crushing stamp mill are offered. A picnic area is available, and trails wind through the historic mining area.
Rubi Mining Company
P.O. Box #1028
Weimar CA 95736 USA
1-530-637-4543 or fax: 1-530-637-9545
A Gold Prospecting Resort In the heart of California Gold Country. Shirttail Creek is a recreational gold prospecting resort with over 6 miles of gold bearing creekbed. Spend your vacation prospecting, panning, dredging , highbanking, Metal detecting, or just plain relaxing. Join us for a week, a month, or the whole summer. Come by yourself, bring a friend, or bring the whole family! Group Rates Available.
Spirit of the West: American Theme Park
Retallack Park - Winnard's Perch
Nr. St Columb - Cornwall TR9 6DE
Tel: +044 (0)1637 881160
Fax: +044 (0)1637 881104
Pan for Gold at the Mining Camp!
Simply a great gold mining theme park in the UK.
Old gold mining town of Sumpter, Oregon
Home of the Historic Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge & the Sumpter Valley Railroad.
Sumpter Museums ~ No visit to Sumpter Oregon would be complete without visiting our Museums. Sumpter holds a rich historic heritage for visitors of all ages to enjoy! Our Sumpter Museums cover Sumpter's history from the gold rush and founding of our town in 1862, to gold dredging in the Historic Sumpter Valley....and don't forget our famous Sumpter Valley Steam Train! Visitors will discover historic buildings in Sumpter that survived the fire of 1917, including the Municipal Museum
building which the Museum shares with the Sumpter Library! Want to learn more?
Just jump on one of the library's computers to continue your search~its' free! Sumpter visitors can see the historic Monighan down at the Cracker Creek Museum of Mining at the South end of town. This outdoor museum also houses gold mining equipment actually used in Sumpter gold mines - check it out!
Visit our Museums in Sumpter Oregon ~ You'll be glad you did!
"Swift Creek Mine" Ruby, Alaska
We are "Swift Creek Mine Ruby Alaska". The largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska, 294 troy oz, was located by Barry Clay at Swift Creek in 1998. While Barry continues to operate a commerical gold mine a limited number of guests will be allowed to come and metal detect for gold nuggets at Swift Creek and other area claims.
Now you can turn your Alaska vacation into a fun and profitable adventure. Beginning this summer a limited number of visitors will be able to come to Swift Creek and go metal detecting on Barry Clay's claims near Ruby in the Long/Poorman area. Including the claim where Barry found the 294 ounce Centennial Nugget in 1998. There are still many nuggets to be found and you'll keep all the gold you find.
See web site for details on cost and requirements for this great vacation area.
This site also has lots of historic info on the Ruby, Alaska gold rush town.
Vulture Gold Mine
Vulture City, AZ USA