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Argo Gold Mine & Mill

  • 2350 Riverside Dr. Map It
  • Idaho Springs
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory
  • Argo Gold Mine and Mill, Idaho Springs, Colorado

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Published 11/18/2015

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During gold-rush days the Argo Gold Mine & Mill processed more than $100 million worth of the precious metal. To transport the ore from mines in Central City, workers dug through solid rock to construct a tunnel to Central City, 4½ miles away. When completed in 1910 the Argo Tunnel was the longest in the world. During a tour of the mine and mill, guides explain how this monumental engineering feat was accomplished. Admission includes the small museum and a gold-panning lesson.

Sight Information

Address:

2350 Riverside Dr., Idaho Springs, Colorado, 80452, USA

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Phone:

303-567–2421

Sight Details:

  • $16
  • Daily 9–5, weather permitting

Published 11/18/2015

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