Visitors receive a free gold ore specimen from the Mollie Kathleen Mine containing real gold!

Visitors witness the operation of numerous generations of air

powered mining equipment.

  1. Bullet tuggers

  2. Bullet slushers

  3. Bullet stoper drills

  4. Bullet drifter drills

  5. Bullet jack leg drills

  6. Bullet 1890s steam hoist

  7. Bullet rocker shovel mucking machine

Don’t worry, if you do not understand these mining terms,

your guide will explain them throughout your tour.

    An exciting adventure for all ages, join us for some fun and a great learning experience.  For over 70 years the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine has given visitors a look into Colorado’s mining history!

Descend underground as you partake in the only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the USA.

Experience the “Old West” as it was for hard rock gold miners of “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp”, Cripple Creek, Colorado, as you explore America’s favorite gold mine tour!


Really get into Colorado on this one hour guided tour.

  1. Bullet Vertically descend this historic gold mine shaft 100 stories into the earth. 

  2. Bullet Witness the evolution of underground mining methods from 1891 to present day.

  3. Bullet Experience the sights and sounds of air powered mining equipment.  

  4. Bullet View gold veins in their natural state.

  5. Bullet Ride an air powered man trip train.

  6. Bullet Receive, with your tour, a free gold ore specimen from the Mollie Kathleen!

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  1. Several samples collected by Mollie Kathleen when she discovered her gold mine outcropping in 1891.

  2. Large silvenite and calaverite nuggets rarely seen by man, that were prospected by Melvin Anderson.

  3. Samples from the first gold mine of the Cripple Creek district, Bob Womack’s Gold King Mine, discovered in 1890.

  4. A spectacular calaverite cluster from the 600 foot level of the World Renowned Cresson Mine.

  5. Learn the story of the Incredible Cresson “Gold Vug” discovery of 1914.


You Can Be Part of This Gold Mining Adventure!

FREE Gold!

Cripple Creek Riches

For the “rock hound”, and worth the price of admission alone,  is a mineral display that showcases Cripple Creek “tellurides-of-gold-ore.” A life long collection of former Cripple Creek prospector/miner Melvin Anderson,  offers a  rare  chance to examine gold ore samples from historic mines of the Cripple Creek District.