First discovered in 1859, this mine once produced both gold and silver ore. Today, the lode it yields is history rather than ... More
First discovered in 1859, this mine once produced both gold and silver ore. Today, the lode it yields is history rather than precious metals. Take a 30-minute walking tour through the actual mine shaft. As you descend 400 feet deep into the mine, you will marvel at the design of the mine's support structures and see the tools that were actually used by men that coaxed the ore out of the mine's veins. This guided tour offers many interesting facts of how Virginia City miners lived and died.
The guided tour was alot of fun. Make sure you wear proper footwear as there could be a little mud between the boards you walk on. The limited headroom requires you to bend over almost the entire tour. Its not uncomfortable for most but someone with back or leg trouble should consider the environment.
Our guide was very informative and personable. They let you ask questions and take pictures in the mine.
With four back surgeries behind me, I wish they'd warn you at Chollar that you have to duck down at entry for many feet until you
can stand upright again. Yes, my and partner's back were sore after. Honest.
Shasta Caverns at Lake Shasta is even deeper, steeper.
I really liked the guide on this tour. He was a (retired?) mining engineer and could answer questions in detail. In fact, he also has a good historical sense of the way the mines worked and the chronology of the whole place. I asked him where "Gold Canyon" was. Many people told me that it was just "Six Mile Canyon". But the tour guide knew his facts. He told me that it was really along the road that connects Silver City to Dayton. He knew that Gold Canyon was different than Six Mile Canyon and knew how to get to it. I am going to go back and do some exploring to see if I can find that road along the original Gold Canyon -- I think it is called the Dayton Toll Road and is down by the fork between 341 and 342.
I'd like to ask the tour guide if he would provide a private tour of the whole area for the purposes of writing a history. I think this is the right guy to help out a serious history student of the Comstock.
The guide is really great.
I have been there twice and am planning my 3rd trip with my husband and kids. It is a fun, short, tour. It is not a hard walk but it is only about 1/2 hour. The tour guides were able to answer all of our questions and were very good.
you know I took the tour in summer of 2006 and the guides knew a lot about the history of the mine...however its a long way underground and a great place to find out that the tour your on has te storey county fire dept. going along for the tour...I enjoyed but was the first one out...sunlight never looked so good...
This is family fun for everyone in the heart of downtown Virginia City. See the complete underground mine workings of
an authentic gold and silver mine. Experienced miners will guide you through tunnels as you descend deep into the ...
The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty one cemeteries are located at
this one location. Some of these eleven groups include the Masons, Oddfellows, Firemen and Catholics. Cemeteries during this era ...
This beautiful old mansion nestled at the foothills of Mount Davidson boasts to be Virginia City's only truly original mansion
from the 1800s. The furnishings were imported from Europe in 1868 and are still on display. Crystal chandeliers illuminate ...
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