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Parks, Tours, Museums and Other Mining Attractions
This page lists visitor attractions
that may be of interest to those engaged in prospecting and mining. Many are
not sites where you can mine but that may be of interest nonetheless, like
old mines of historic interest and museums. Other sites have material you
can mine or sort through that has been collected for you. If you want to
dig it yourself see the Public Mining
Sites page. To suggest a listing for this page please email
- Bisbee Mining & Historical
Museum - Once known as The Queen of the Copper Camps, Bisbee is
nestled among the Mule Mountains, an area world renowned for the diversity
of its minerals and the wealth of its copper.
- Empire Mine State Historic Park
- The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold
mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8
million ounces of gold. This 5.8 million ounces of gold would fill a
box 7 feet on each side.
- Strike It Rich Adventures
- Gold panning and mine tours.
- Consolidated Gold
Mines - When you visit, you will be taken on an underground tour
of the gold mine by our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Consolidated
Gold Mine in Dahlonega was the site of America’s first gold rush. After
the tour you will do some gold panning, and gem grubbing.
Museum Historic Site - The Dahlonega Gold Museum, located in the
old Lumpkin County Courthouse, offers visitors a look at the mining
history of Georgia. Gold coins minted in Dahlonega and nuggets – one
weighing more than 5 ounces – are on display.
Black Hills Mining
Museum - Enjoy our numerous exhibits
and activities, including gold panning, in Lead, location of the Homestake
- Wade's Gold Mill and
Mining Museum - Learn to pan for gold. You can use some of the same
placer gravel that is being put through the mill. You may find a little
gold. Also you will find some interesting rocks and minerals, such as
Quartz, Jasper, Garnets, Hematite iron ore and many other rocks and
minerals of interest.
Victoria - Museum Victoria has an extensive gold collection. The
majority of the specimens are from the Victorian and Western Australia
goldfields although representative samples from many localities are
present. Victoria was famous for the large gold nuggets which were prolific
on some of the alluvial goldfields. Unfortunately most of the large
nuggets have been melted down, although the Museum has a selection of
models of historical and recent nugget finds.
Perth Mint - Gold of every description is on display, and watch
a gold bar being poured!
Hill Gold Museum - Discover the beauty and power of gold through
one of Australia's most impressive presentations. The Gold Museum houses
an extensive and valuable collection of gold nuggets, alluvial deposits,
gold ornaments and coins.
- Britannia Mine Museum
- Historic copper mine and museum in Britannia, BC.
Dredge #4 at Dawson City, Yukon - Dredge No.4 is located 12.3 km
(7.8 miles) up Bonanza Creek Road just outside Dawson City. A tour allows
you to explore the massive machine, the largest wooden hulled, bucket
line gold dredge in North America.
- Museum of Lead Mining
- The Museum is unique in Scotland as it is the only former lead mine
open to the public. Gold panning lessons are also available for a fee.