The kids were suited up and ready to go.I think I was 14 the first time I went through the mine, which means it was still in operation at the time of that tour. The mine operated until 1988. They say that 2/3 of the gold that was in Gold Hill at the time they began mining is still there!
Here we go, riding 1800 feet into Gold Hill. This tour isn't a good idea for someone that is claustrophobic. There was one person on our tour that got kind of scared.
The tour guide looked like a miner. He taught us all about mining and the lingo that goes along with it such as the difference between shafts, tunnels and drifts, and told stories about Tommyknockers.