Join for this special tour hosted by students and staff at our very own Mine in Idaho Springs! This tour covers one-half mile of underground workings representing over 100 years of mine development and generally last one hour. Displays show drilling, blasting and mucking equipment; topics include mining practice, mining economics and the industry’s role in modern society.
The mine is usually relatively dry and a constant 54 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Hard hats are provided, but guests are asked to wear warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes. The mine is not wheelchair-accessible.
Transportation not included.