Call for more information; please call to determine if a group tour can be scheduled in June, July or August 2009. Thousands of period artifacts in Hellroaring Gulch, 1890’s mining town with 50 buildings; Garrett mineral collection. You will be greeted by the 7 foot tall bronze statue of a coal miner at the top of the walkway into the rescue site. Admission is free. Contact the mine at (701) 794-8734. 608-348-3301, Admission: Adult (ages 13+): $10, Seniors (ages 65+): $8.50, Children 5-12: $5, Children under 5: free. Supplies lignite to the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, Antelope Valley Station, Leland Olds Station and Stanton Station. (417) 623-2341. Local geology video. Adults: $3, Children 7-18: $2, Under 7: Free. The original train station was demolished in the 1950s. 405 East Main Street, P.O. Special Events, educational programs, and outreach available. Â. Connecticut's importance to the development of industry in the United States can be traced back to its abundant natural resources. (520) 432-2071 1-866-432-2071, Daily tours: 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 2:00, 3:30, Adults: $8.00 Youth (7-11): $3.50 Children (3-6) : $2.00 Children under 3 : free. Supplies lignite to the Milton R. Young Station, Center, ND. Galleries display fascinating and nostalgic models, dioramas, artifacts and photographs interpreting stories and music of home, school, farm and civic life in the Platteville region. It is located just a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Spruce Pine and about an hour's drive from Asheville. Call 702-779-8930 for further information, or visit their website. Tours offered on the third Thursday of each month. Guides for tours of the museum can be arranged at $25 plus admission. Consolidated Gold Mine Tour Western Wallace District Mining Museum Free tour, please call 306-643-6044 for more information. Admission was just $1 and there are so many relics and historic items from the gold rush. ft. structure portrays the history & importance of mining in Nevada. Morgantown, WV 26505 Call (775) 635-4302 for reservations or more information. Georgia Marble Museum Actual operation of steam engines, drills, pumps and other mining equipment. Seaman Mineral Museum  Empire Mine State Historic Park is the site of one of the oldest, deepest, and richest gold mines in California. Tri-State Mineral Museum  Relates iron mining history through lifelike displays and audio, including living history tapes. Gold and silver deposit started the first great mining camp of 20th century. Soudan Underground Mine State Park  Half an hour is dedicated to our Zobel Hall Museum, about an hour to the mine, and half an hour to the Warren Museum. 57th and Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60,000 specimens from around the world. *For groups of 20 or more please call to make a reservation. The downtown coal museum showcases the history of coal and its people. The mine tour is available via the Georgetown Loop Railroad except the last departure of the day. Groups and tour guides by appointment. Please check the web site for Summer hours $13.50 – Regular Ticket $8.50 – Children 4 – 12 Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the mine. Long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Four museum buildings and outdoor displays. The tours can accommodate groups of twelve. : $7.00 Child 4 and under: Free Group Rates: (20 or more) Adult: $7.50 Child: $6.50 Tours are every hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. The museum was and remains an educational place visited by schoolchildren, out of area visitors, and former coal miners and their decedents. Newmont Mining Corporation Then explore the galleries, meet the ponies, walk through the woods and let off steam in the adventure playground. Call 702-635-4302 for information. Advance reservations are encouraged. We also provide school tours relating to geology, rocks and minerals, the gold rush, and mining history to hundreds of students each year. This is the official site of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) Located  in Kent, CT.          Please visit us often! 973-209-7212, Apr-Now: Daily tours, 11am July-Aug: Daily tours at 1 pm & 3pm. The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”. Grants, NM (218) 247-7215. Dramatic glass and steel museum perched on open pit iron mine. The Mulberry Phosphate Museum’s mission is to promote and interpret the local history of Mulberry, Florida from the prehistoric to the contemporary and to examine the impact of the phosphate industry on that history. 336 Mate Street The National Coal Mining Museum is a great day out giving visitors the opportunity to go down England's last deep coal mine talking to charismatic former miners. Supplies lignite to the Coal Creek Station. If you have information on a mining tour, museum or other educational resource that you would like to share contact: Ashley Burke, (202) 463-2642, aburke@nma.org. Includes a simulated tunnel connecting 4 interior alcoves that depict: historical mining, mining in Nevada, geology & minerals and modern day mining. This scenic spot is home to 12 real mines, making it our top authentic spot to pan for gems and gold - fun for all ages. From the Hope Diamond to the walk-through mine (funded by members of National Mining Association), experience the finest gem and mineral collection and interactive, educational exhibits. Platteville, WI 53818 Converted school offers 12 rooms of displays, models, mine replicas, historic photographs and other mining treasures. Call (775) 778-4068 for reservations or more information. Bring your good camera if you have one, but a cell phone will do just fine if you don’t. Phone (218) 753-2245 Fax (218) 753-2246. (773) 684-1414, May 30-Sept 4- 9:30-5:50 daily. PO Box 430 Silverton, CO 81433 A most extensive collection of paintings and sculpture depicting mining and related industries. Liberty Science Center: The Liberty Science Center is the premier interactive museum for families … The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, in the heart of Historic Matewan, preserves and interprets artifacts and historical records of the local communities affected by the West Virginia Mine Wars, exploring historical events from multiple perspective through the lives of ordinary people. Located on a hillside above Tonopah, NV And remember, A light jacket is suggested with a mine temperature of 52 to 55 degrees year-round. Open-pit mine & mill tours available, exhibits on geology, mining & uses of minerals; historic & present-day mining equipment, view videos, gift shop. Parking is also free and accessible to RVs. 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica, GA Lots and lots of information. Iron World Discovery Center  The Emerald Village complex in Little Switzerland is a fascinating campus dedicated to local gem and mining history with plenty to see and do. Sterling Mining Museum Historical Video Nestled in the small town of Ogdensburg, New Jersey is the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Information on Mining Tours in Alaska This page lists many of the exciting tours offered in Alaska. 1-800-748-2142 Windber Coal Heritage Center Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Please view our Park Rules page for more information. It is a great education exhibit for school children and senior groups, and admission is free. PO Box 376 Calumet, MN 55716 community@barrick.com Washington, D.C. 20001 (573) 431-6226. 5th Floor EERC Bldg. Guided or self-guided tours available; you’ll get a feel for what it was like to live, work, and play at these unique camps in Benham and Lynch. Pine Mountain Gold Museum The McCaw School of Mines is an introduction to mining for elementary school students. Learn about the coal mining industry in Campbell County (Gillette, WY) which provides over 30% of the United States coal for electrical power generation. Negaunee, MI 49866. (706) 864-2257, Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 14486 Borax Road U.S. Borax has a Visitor Center that overlooks its active boron mine, the largest open pit mine in California. Owned and operated by BNI Coal, Ltd., Center, ND (a subsidiary of Minnesota Power, Duluth, MN). The mission of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry is to educate the public about the history and continuing contributions of mining, ranching, and other supporting industries in the American West. For tour information, call 907-683-2226. For more information, contact: Gillette Convention and Visitors Bureau The site, now owned by the Tennessee Historical Commission, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. Owned and operated by the Dakota Westmoreland Corporation, Beulah, ND. Tours available by appointment. Daily 9am-5pm Check website for further details. Historic headframe and mine train. Tours offered on the second Tuesday of the month, April through October. Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science. 1421 W Pima Mine Road Sahuarita, AZ 85629 Mines Museum, home to one of Colorado’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission, had its beginnings in 1874 with the collection of geologist, Arthur Lakes, and includes the historic Colorado State Mineral Collection created by the Bureau of Mines in the 1890’s. * AAA, Military, and Senior discounts available upon request at time of arrival. 1106 Rost St. Georgetown, CO, 1-800-691-4FUN 303-569-2403 (Accessible only aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad). 900 Lake Street West Chisolm, MN 55719 The Michigan Iron Industry Museum highlights the state’s iron mining industry, which has flourished for more than 125 years. (775) 482-9274. We offer an underground tour of the mine, which takes visitors 2341 feet below the surface, and then 3/4 of a mile to the stope area. Smithonian National Museum of Natural History Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum 4200 Bannack Rd “There is a consensus among international... Read More, 101 Constitution Ave. NW Second Tuesday of the month throughout the season 4 reviews of Lucky 33 Gemstone Flume Mine "The owner was the nicest man! Usibelli Coal Mine Healy, Alaska Tours are available during summer months by appointment. (760) 762-7588. 702-635-4302. Tours are arranged by inquiry and site visited and areas toured will be determined by the topic(s) of interest for the inquiring group. All current and future in-person programs and events are cancelled. During its peak years gold mining was second only to farming in the number of North Carolinians it employed. The visitor center is free and open seven days a week (excluding major holidays) from 9-5. Inquire via email or phone. Barrick Gold of North America Free admission. Tours run about 55 minutes. Newmont Mining Corporation This is the official site of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) Located  in Kent, CT.          Please visit us often! Self-guided tours and train rides (weather permitting) available by reservation, Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 1 – October 31. Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Visitors to the mine ride 1,600 feet along rail into the mountain. Phoenix Area - Central Arizona From exciting sports frenzy to signature festivals filled with family fun, unique culinary flavors, holiday splendor and more—when it comes to lifestyle, Glendale’s got you covered. Winter Hours: Tuesday-Friday Open 9-5 Tours for General Public at 10:00, 11:40, 1:00, 3:00 Additional times offered as demand requires. Tour the only uranium mining museum in the world. (July-August) 8-8, daily. World Museum of Mining Missouri Mines State Historic Site  Henderson, NV Tour of iron ore mine and facilities (museum, historic site, picnic area, scenic overlook, fossil hunt, and gift shop). Reservations are required; please give 6-8 weeks advance notice. 4,500 sq. The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is currently a Tier Three level of the American Alliance of Museums. 185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega, GA Bannack State Park Please see website for more information. Mineral specimens and memorabilia focusing on mining and minerals in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Boone County Adults, $2; Seniors $1.50; Children $.50 See artifacts from historic silver and mining era. Group tour requests are accommodated when possible. We panned for gold (I found some!) Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum Adults: $9 Seniors: $7.50 Children (3-11): $5. Dillon, MT 59725 (218) 254-5543, Memorial Day-Labor Day: 9am-6pm Adults: $3 Family: $8.00 Students: $2 Special requests and tours available Group reservations call: 218-254-7158. Free Admission Extensive collection of mineral specimens. The Windber Coal Heritage Center tells the story of a unique kind of community in our country – a community which was created and maintained by industry, devoted to serving that industry and the people it employed. 304-599-1931. Call Coteau at (701) 873-2281. Osage, WV 26543 1985 Kennesaw Ave., Nelson, GA Tourmaline Turns 200 commemorates the bicentennial of the discovery of the Maine state mineral, tourmaline, in the fall of 1820. 1502 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ Phelps Dodge Bagdad Next. Foundation Coal West, Inc. The Mine was operated until 1972. Children must be 10 years or older and accompanied by an adult. It also includes phone numbers for more informatio… Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP) works with local partners to preserve many of these sites. (218) 546-5926. The museum tells the story of the industry and the people who worked in it. Beckley, WV P.O. Tour the Newmont Mining Corporation, the largest gold producer in North America and second largest in the world. Museum: $3.00 Mine Tour (includes museum): Adult: $10.00 Child 5-10 yrs. West Virginia Mine Wars Museum Sterling Hill Mine and Mining Museum The growth of the West Virginia Coal Festival and area historic attractions encouraged Foundation members and the Development Authority to develop a museum. Kentucky Coal Museum 231 Main St. Benham, KY 40807 Phone (606) 848-1530 SKCTC is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution. Open 10am-5:30 daily. In order to go into either of the museums or the mine, one MUST be a part of a tour: there are no unguided tours. Western Museum of Mining & Industry  See the collection of artifacts from the U.S.’s first gold rush, twenty years prior to the California gold rush. Near Gillette, WY. 100 Simmons St WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today released the following statement from its president and CEO, Rich Nolan, regarding Rep. David McKinley’s (WV) Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act. 20 Plant St. 304-293-4609. Benham, KY and Lynch, KY (606) 848-1530, Mon-Sat: 10-5 Sun: 1-4pm Adults: $5 Children: $2.50 Seniors: $4. Tours depart from the Lone Tree mine at 9:00 a.m. and return at noon. Michigan Iron Industry Museum The depot is officially known as the Southern Interpretive Center of the Coal Heritage Trail, a National Historic Byway. There are opportunities all over the country to visit mines and mining museums and learn more about U.S. mining. 1810 S. Douglas Highway, #A Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children 4-12: $5, Children under 4: Free Includes underground mine tour and surface buildings. (406) 834-3413. Hutchinson, Kansas I went with my fiancé on a whim and we are so glad we did. Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. (520) 625-7513, Open Pit Mine & mill tour rates: Adults $6; Children $4. P0 Box 264 This giant mine along the Nenana River feeds six power plants in Interior Alaska and ships 750,000 tons of coal down the Alaska Railroad to Seward. 505-287-4802, Mon-Sat: 9-4, closed Sun Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance. The Watts Museum is housed in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. Famous for world-class collection of Lake Superior copper and iron district minerals. No charge to the Mineral Discovery Center exhibits & theater. Groundbreaking for rebuilding the depot was held on August 2,1996. the Depot now houses interpretive exibits that offer insight into the rich heritage of the Poachontas Coalfields. The best preserved ghost town west of the Mississippi, Bannack State Park is the site of the first major gold rush in Montana. Bramwell, WV 24715 The park is in Grass Valley at 10791 East Empire Street. Previous. On weekends, a miner–retired from the property–is present for tours. For more information contact: Pollock Rd State College, PA Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology Gems and Minerals Tours are available during summer months by appointment. At the Exhibition Coal Mine, visitors ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. Spectacular mineral collection. 202-357-2700. Visit the Old Ben #17 Coal mine shaft and learn about the development, and history of coal and coal mining. Daily tours: 10:30am, noon, 2pm, 3:30 pm Tour Price: $7.00, children under 3 are free. Asarco Mineral Discovery Center  Sierra Silver Mine Underground Tour (719) 488-0880, Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 509 Bank St. Wallace, ID Former miners show how turn-of-the-century mines were operated. Admission: $6 per person. W.M. View the museum’s historic mining equipment, simulated underground mine, gift shop and event grounds. Please see website for more information. Keck Museum Tonopah Historic Mining Park 406-723-7211 (April 1 – October 31). 304-369-0316 or 304-369-9118. Closed-toe shoes required. This place is a ton of fun for any age. Phone: (202) 463-2600, Your civic duty can go beyond casting a vote for the POTUS. Gillette, WY 82718 Constructed by a group of Mining Engineers and Geologists who were classmates at Texas Western College (now UTEP) 1957-1961, the idea is to show how small-scale mining would have been carried out in the Chihuahua Desert, which includes West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico in the old days. (706) 864-8473. The owner sat with us and took his time explaining what each stone was, where it was from and even how it was formed. Please call for school groups. Gems & minerals displayed from around the world. Email: wchc@adelphia.net, Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Highway 169 West Chisolm, MN, Daily 9:30-5pm Adults: $8 Seniors: $7 Students: $6 Family Pass: $30 Children under 7: Free. The Historic Bramwell Depot construction project is a part of the Heritage Park that was developed in Bramwell, WV. Toll-free: (877) 826-3933 1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA If you're looking for new things to do with the family in Pittsburgh, visit the Tour-Ed Mine & Museum for a unique experience like no other. 401 Evansdale Dr 304-546-8473. Children 3-15 are $4 plus $9.50 for train. Adults: $9, Seniors: $8, Children: $6. Mining Heritage Exhibit at the Chihuahua Desert Research Institute and Nature Preserve Tourmaline (elbaite) is now known from more than 60 locations in Maine and gems have been faceted from at least a dozen of them. We offer free activities for children and youth groups, including our Junior Ranger Program. Call Dakota Westmoreland Corporation in Beulah at (701) 873-4333. 347 Main Street With 50 exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and 66 primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story. Copper Queen Mine Tours B (Historic District and Surface Mine Tours) National Coal Heritage Area – Bramwell Depot In addition to an 18-ft. high head frame and 50 ft. of track for small ore cars, a pavilion houses many exhibits like drills, carbide lamps, old mine maps and photos, and relics used with explosives. Tour an authentic 1880s underground gold mine. Visitors can also redeem their ticket from the Salt Museum at the Cosmosphere for a discounted admission. Exhibition Coal Mine 420 5th St. Wallace, ID The museum is dedicated to helping families and students learn about the importance of mining and minerals to our history, our environment, and our future. Museum of Science and Industry We encourage teachers and youth groups to call about our free, hands on, fun and educational programs, which also support C… Just stop by the visitors center for more information, or give them a call at (406) 834-3413. It was rebuilt by a federal government grant. Depart 9 a.m. from museum; returns to museum at noon. Four floors of exhibits of everyday life, life down in the mines, and a few songwriters and singers from the area. Children (6-11): $2 Children under six: Free. As part of the Commonwealth’s network, Eckley will reopen at the direction of the Governor’s administration. Please call 1-800-748-2142 or 505-287-4802, or visit their website for more information. (208) 783-GOLD. Adult: $5 Senior: $4 Children (3-12): $4 Military/First-Responders: $4 Student $4, Children (2 & under): Free. Extensive displays of minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, + a walk-through mine featuring UV minerals. Contact Ironworld Discovery Center. The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the historic mine site, which was the headquarters for Tennessee Copper Company and Cities Service mining operations from 1899 through 1975. Children on tour can pan free for silver and gold in Old Hundred sluice box. Contact: Bob Delgado at 928-633-3490. City of Platteville Museum Department

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