Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
Visit the mysterious underground world of the gold miner! Ride the electric mine train 1/3 mile deep into Galena Mountain then easy walking with your miner-guide through the the quartz vein tunnels for live mining demonstrations. You'll see operating air drills, hoisting skip, slusher, mucker and learn about the "honey" wagon - all authentic Colorado San Juan mountain mining equipment from the 1930's - 1960's. Do your own mining at the sluce boxes outside and keep what you find! A covered picnic area is available for your convenience. See the historic 1907 "Cliff Dwellers" Boarding house hanging precariously on the mountainside 2,000 feet above the mine. FREE gold and silver panning with the purchase of a tour! Buy a discounted Silverton Heritage Pass and also see Silverton's new Mining Heritage Museum and the 1929 Mayflower Gold Mill a national Historic Landmark. The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour operates daily May 15 through September 30. Tours depart every hour on the hour 10 am through 4 pm. No reservations needed but arrive early to purchase your tickets.