Hidee Gold Mine Tour

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Speaker: 
Chris Stone, Hidee Gold Mine Staff

 

Hidee Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning!

HRHS Members $23  Non-members $26 for Transportation on your own

HRHS Members $65   Non-members $68  for Bus Transportation to and from Dad Clark Park and Ride NOTE: minimum number required, please register by July 6

 

The miners and supporters of the Hidee Gold Mine have been working since 1988 to bring to life the rich history of mining near Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado. We concentrate on local geology, history, and explain mining methods both past and present. Tours include a stop at a real 5 foot wide vertical gold vein where you can use a single jack hammer and chisel(provided) to chip a gold ore sample loose, yours to keep!   Following the tour, and included, is Gold Panning!  

Rockhounds will find plenty of opportunities for rock collecting and gold panning in Colorado. Precious gems, semi-precious gems and various metals can be found throughout the state. In particular, many streams on the Front Range wash gold dust and occasional gold nuggets down from rugged glacier-carved slopes.

Learn How to Pan for Gold in our on-site panning area "stocked" with mineral samples and gold ore to find and keep at the end of the day!

 

The best way to learn about panning for gold is to observe the techniques of our experienced panners. You learn techniques to wash the lighter, less valuable material away and get the heavy gold particles to settle to the bottom of your pan by working with the material.

Practice panning with real ore and mineral specimens and best of all keep what you find and you will find ore!

Bring your own brown bag lunch, and enjoy it after the tour on one of the scenic picnic benches.  Light refreshments are also available for purchase onsite.

Transportation to the Hidee Gold Mine is on your own, or bus transportation is available (minimum number required)   Address is 1950 Hidee Mine Rd, Central City, 80427

Register above, then mail your check right away, payable and to:

HR Historical Society, PO Box 631334, Highlands Ranch  CO  80163

Location

Hidee Gold Mine
1950 Hidee Mine Rd.
Central City 80427