Argo Gold Mine and Mill

Argo Gold Mine near Idaho Springs
Tours take visitors into the mountain to learn about mining gold. | Photo by Wally Gobetz / flickr

Staff writer

The Argo Gold Mine and Mill leads visitors into the world of mining and processing gold ore and lets them try their hand at gold panning.

The five-story mill, with its 4.5-mile tunnel to Central City, operated for more than 80 years and sent $200 million dollars worth of gold to Denver smelters.

The mill, a national historic landmark, was renovated and opened to the public as an historic and educational facility in 1978. It has also been used in several movies.

Argo Gold Mine and Mill
2350 Riverside Drive
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-2421