Argo Gold Mine
While your adult group is visiting Denver, you should stop by the Argo Gold Mine and Mill. The first gold was discovered by George Jackson in January of 1859. One of the largest modern mills was built in the early 1900s. The Argo Tunnel was constructed in 1943. The tunnel and mill were renovated and opened to the public in 1976. There is a museum that displays mining and milling artifacts, old payroll records, milling receipts, and old photographs. Visitors of all ages will have an enjoyable experience at this popular historical destination.
In the course of your group visit to the Argo Gold Mine and Mill, you will have the opportunity to walk around and check out the museum and other areas. The group will take a walk through Argotown as part of the experience. A staff member will tell the team about the history of the tunnel, the mine, and the mill. Group members will also see a live demonstration of the crushing, milling and rock drilling. After the demonstration, visitors will travel to the Double Eagle Gold Mine which is the same level as the top of the mill. You and your group mates can walk through the mill where you will check out the equipment, tools, and the relics that were used by the miners at the turn of the century.
Group members can try their hand at panning for gold as part of the experience. You can pan for placer gold ore or gemstone ore. Colorado has several different gemstones, which include peridot, topaz, garnet, quartz, amethyst, citrine, diamonds, and aquamarine.