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Breckenridge Gold Mine Tours Summit County Colorado
The original settlers of Breckenridge Colorado
could hardly have imagined that their little town would one day become one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. The earliest settlers came to live in the Colorado Rockies with only one goal in mind, and that goal was gold. Back in the 1850's gold was found here and it started a Colorado gold rush that lasted for decades. Today you can experience this vital part of Breckenridge's past with gold mine tours Breckenridge Colorado
Country Boy Mine was established in 1887, one of the later and most successful of the Breckenridge gold mines. In the early days it was known for its impressive gold and silver production, but in the beginning of the 20th century it became known for the production of high grade lead and zinc which were vital to the war effort in World War I and World War II.
Unfortunately for the preservation of Colorado's rich mining history the Country Boy Mine came into disuse and ultimately collapsed. In the early 1990's the Tomlinson brothers, Doug and David and both of their wives Betsy and Andrea came back to the Country Boy Mine. Their dream: to restore the mine to its former glory and make this vital part of Colorado's past come alive again. That they did and now operate the mine, still an authentic gold mine, as well as operate the many gold mine tours you will find here in Breckenridge Colorado.
The gold mine tours at Country Boy Mine provide the only authentic gold mine tours in all of Summit County. Wear a hard hat, venture deep underground into the mine, and hear the drills as miners continue their work today. No other gold mine tours Breckenridge Colorado can compare to the authenticity of the tours at Country Boy Mine. Tours last about 45 minutes and leave every hour on the hour.
After you've toured the mine you can explore the rest that the Country Boy Mine has to offer. Pan for gold in Eureka Creek. Real gold still exists in these waters and most visitors are able to find themselves a speck of real gold as they pan through the creek. Don't be surprised if you hear plenty of cries of “Gold!” while making your through the water searching for your own speck of real Colorado gold to take home with you as the perfect souvenir. After all you're a prospector now and Finder's Keepers is the law of the land.
Children will love the burros at the Country Boy Mine. These gentle creatures have a long history with mining, and enrich the authentic feel of this Breckenridge Colorado gold mine. The burros love attention and are more than happy to pose for pictures with you and your family. Every summer a new baby burro is brought to the mine.
Gold mine tours Breckenridge Colorado
live up to every expectation you could imagine. Authentic gold mine tours are available throughout the year. You can also have fun on the hay rides offered in the summer and the sleigh rides offered in the winter. Country Boy Mine also makes the perfect place to hold group activities and they are ready to accommodate you.