The first mining operations in Breckenridge were placer, or surface mines. Using water under high-pressure, miners scoured mountain hillsides, collected the released dirt and sediments from above and recovered gold deposits in long sluice boxes. The Lomax Mine, located near downtown Breckenridge, was an active hydraulic placer mining operation in the 1860's. Today, one of our expert guides will take you back in time to Breckenridge's early mining days. Step inside a miner’s cabin, see and feel original hydraulic mining equipment and learn to pan for gold. What you find is yours to keep!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10/Adult, $5/Child (ages 4-12) *includes souvenir gold pan*
Reservations are not required, but can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling 970-453-9767, x2
Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed at the mine site or on the tour, with the exception of service animals
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are required 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the tour to receive a refund.
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301 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO
From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street) travel north on Main Street. Turn left onto Ski Hill Road and the mine is 1.0 miles further on the left. There is parking at the mine site.