Kellogg, Idaho: Crystal Gold Mine: Gold and Fish

The entrance was hidden by its discover for nearly 100 years. Walking tour reveals that the miner left behind some gold -- and live fish.

Crystal Gold Mine

Address:
51931 Silver Valley Rd, Kellogg, ID
Directions:
I-90 exit 51. Turn north, then a quick right onto Cameron Ave./Silver Valley Rd. Drive 1.5 miles to the mine, on the left.
Hours:
March-Oct. daily 9-6. Fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
208-783-4653
Admission:
Adults $15.
RA Rates:
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Fish in the mine.

Crystal Gold Mine: Live Fish

Live fish were placed in a gold mine to prove that fresh water circulates in the mine. Flat, easy walk-through tour. You can see both gold and silver in the mine.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/17/2020]

The mine entrance was hidden by its discoverer for nearly 100 years, and not found until I-90 was blasted through the area in the 1960s. It opened as a tourist attraction in the late 1990s.


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