Idaho Springs, Colorado: Tour a Gold Mine

An estimated $100 million in gold ore came out of the Double Eagle Mine and went through the Argo Mill from the 1850s to the 1960s.

Argo Gold Mine

Address:
2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO
Directions:
Argo Gold Mine. Big red building on a hillside visible from the freeway. I-70 exit 241A. Turn west onto I-70 BUS. Drive a few hundred feet. Turn right at the Subway onto Gilson Ave. Cross the bridge, then turn left onto Riverside Drive. Follow it a half-mile to the mine, on the right.
Hours:
Daily 9:30-4. Closed in winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
303-567-2421
Admission:
Adults $16.
RA Rates:
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Panning for gold.

Tour a Gold Mine

Got to pan for gold at the end of the tour!

[Maggie, 08/03/2021]

Mineral classifier.

Tour a Gold Mine

The actual mine part is relatively small, but exploring the old mine buildings multiple levels and remaining equipment is the highlight. Afterward, pan for gold and get pictures with the rustic equipment. Great tour, takes about an hour.

[Clark W, 09/22/2020]

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