Fodor's Expert Review Argo Gold Mine & Mill

Idaho Springs Industrial Site/Mill/Factory
Argo Gold Mine and Mill, Idaho Springs, Colorado

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.

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2350 Riverside Dr.
Idaho Springs, Colorado  80452, USA


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Rate Includes: $16, Daily 9–5, weather permitting

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