Gold / silver / copper
Mine Tours Near You
Mine tours are great for creative date ideas and family adventures with many mine tours surprisingly kid friendly and educational.
01. Kennedy Goldmine Tour
The Kennedy Mine, famous for being one of the deepest gold mines in the world (at 5912 feet), demonstrates how gold changed an entire way of life in California. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
A free self-guided tour or a guided surface tours that cost $12 Adult and $7 Child.
Visit the Kennedy Gold Mine and gain new insight into the complications and hardships of the miner’s way of life!
02. Chollar Mine Tour
Virginia City, NV
Explore a real gold and silver mine and experience the working conditions of a Comstock Lode miner! Experienced guides lead guests on a 400 foot level walk down an old mine tunnel. Along the way, your guide will point out the methods used to excavate and maintain the mine shafts. Guests will hear stories of the day-to-day conditions that the miners labored under and even the superstitions that they held!
About: The Chollar Mine was established in 1859 by a group of prospectors headed up by Billy Chollar. The Chollar eventually produced $17,000,000 in both silver and gold.