Visitors will walk over 1,000 feet (the longest walking tour in the State) into the mountain and see several other tunnels, several of the 17 gold veins discovered, and machinery and tools. Visitors will also experience what it was like to work by candle lite. Learn about drilling, blasting and mucking and the importance of mining back in the day during the wild west. The Capital Prize is still an active mine, and visitors will see a modern prospecting operation which includes dredges, sluice boxes, classifiers, and shaker tables. Instead of gold-panning, visitors “mine” an ore specimen from 1,000 feet in the stope and then we take it out of the mine and break them open to see the gold and silver.
The Capital Prize is open year round. Check out our website, www.caplitalprizegoldmine.com for details. The mine is a constant 50 degrees so it's warm in the winter and a great place to cool off in the summer.