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Re: USA, Colorado, Silverton, Old Hundred Gold Mine
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 11:43:44 AM »
Nice little article on the Silverton mining
and related mining disasters, also see http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,358.msg89980.html#msg89980

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USA, Colorado, Silverton, Old Hundred Gold Mine
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 07:58:53 AM »
Old Hundred Gold Mine

The Old Hundred Gold Mine is a gold mine in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. The mine is about five miles east of Silverton, Colorado, near the ghost town of Howardsville. The property is no longer mined, but is open for tours in the summer. High on the mountain above the main entrance is the former boarding house for the miners. The boardinghouse structure was stabilized against collapse by preservation efforts funded by the Colorado State Historical Fund.

The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour is a one-hour guided mine tour takes you 1/3 mile into the heart of 13,000 foot Galena Mountain where you can follow the vein and see real mining equipment in action! Go underground and experience the secret world of the gold miner!
Located just minutes from the historic town of Silverton, the Mine Tour is easily accessible by car and RV. If you are riding the narrow gauge train, check out the Train Connection Shuttle.
Outside, at the Gold Mine Tour, the spectacular scenery is awesome and at the end of the rainbow might be your Pot O' Gold - in the Old Hundred sluice box!
Pan for real silver, copper, and even gold - and keep what you find! Best of all, panning is FREE with your ticket purchase!
So stop on by and explore the underground at the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour. No reservations are needed.
Ride a vintage electric powered mine train in an authentic miner's "man-trip" car once used at the famous Camp Bird Gold Mine.
See colorful minerals and crystals in tunnels blasted by hand from solid volcanic rock.
Watch mining equipment demonstrations the way it was done with air powered drills, slusher, and mucking machines dating as far back as the 1930's.
See the incredible 1904 Old Hundred Boarding House perched on a sheer cliff 2,000 feet above the mine!
Relax at our covered picnic area.
Get discounts to other historic mining sites and museums with the Silverton Heritage Pass.

721 County Road 4, Silverton, Colorado, USA

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