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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek

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Take a deep dive into the Rocky Mountains at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine to find out more about the fascinating history of Colorado's gold rush days. Discovered by Mollie Kathleen Gortner in 1891, the mine produced gold for decades until 1961, when it was closed and turned into a seasonal tourist attraction. Don your hard hat and start your tour by descending 300 m (1,000 ft) underground. As you follow your miner/guide you'll see real gold veins and historic mining equipment. Finally, you'll get to ride aboard the air-powered tram-air locomotive. Back on the surface, more historic equipment and outbuildings wait to be explored. See Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and all Cripple Creek has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cripple Creek trip tool.
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  • This tour was a trip highlight. Elevator takes you 1000 ft underground. Our guide Harley shared his knowledge and real life experience to help us understand the challenges of hard rock mining, and... 
    This tour was a trip highlight. Elevator takes you 1000 ft underground. Our guide Harley shared his knowledge and real life experience to help us understand the challenges of hard rock mining, and...  more »
  • The vertical mine shaft at the Sterling Hill Zine Mine in Ogdensburg, NJ reached a depth of 2,675 feet with 35 miles of tunnels. Shut down in 1986 and now flooded, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine takes....  more
    The vertical mine shaft at the Sterling Hill Zine Mine in Ogdensburg, NJ reached a depth of 2,675 feet with 35 miles of tunnels. Shut down in 1986 and now flooded, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine takes....  more »

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