Chollar Mine, Virginia City

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Contact: +1 775 847 7500
Open Hours: Apr-Oct: 9a-5p M-Su
First discovered in 1859, this mine once produced both gold and silver ore. Today, it yields 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.