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Family panning gold from sluice in Breckenridge during the Gold Panning National Championships
Family panning gold from sluice in Breckenridge during the Gold Panning National Championships

Breckenridge Gold Mine Tours

Prospectors came to Summit County during the gold rush of 1859.  Nearly all of the mines are now shut down but here are a few Breckenridge Gold Mine Tours that are still open to visitors:

Breckenridge Gold Mine Tours

Country Boy Mine

Country Boy Mine Tour in Breckenridge

The Country Boy Mine Tour is a great walk through Breckenridge’s mining past.

Founded in 1877, the Country Boy Mine is one of the oldest and most famous mines located in Summit County. Early in its 100-year history, the County Boy Mine was known for gold and silver production and later earned national fame by producing large amounts of high-grade lead and zinc for use in World War I and World War II. Today, the mine offers daily underground tours and gold panning.

 

Breckenridge History Tours

Gold panning during a Lomax Placer Mine Tour, one of the Breckenridge Gold Mine Tours.

Gold panning during a Lomax Placer Mine Tour.

Create memories with affordable guided historic tours, family-friendly museums and gold panning. Breckenridge History tours bring our rich past to life through its extensive list of museums and gold panning sites. Take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard rock mining era with one of our expert guides. Step inside miner’s cabins, see and feel original mining equipment and learn to pan for gold. What you find is yours to keep!

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