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Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel
2350 Riverside Dr, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Argo Gold Mine & Mill, Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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The Argo Gold Mine and Mill is a former mining and milling property in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The tunnel was built between 1893 and 1910 to drain the gold mines in Virginia Canyon, Gilpin Gulch, Russell Gulch, Quartz Hill, Nevadaville, and Central City and allow easier ore removal. The mill was built at the entrance of the tunnel to process ore from the many mines drained by the tunnel. is open all year for tours, weather permitting. Visitors see a brief history movie, mining equipment demonstration and then are transported to the top of the property. They will get a brief view of the Argo Tunnel then descend down through the Argo Mill. Afterwards, visitors pan for gold.
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