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Mining History - Ghost Towns
Argo Gold Mine Tour - Located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Offers Mill, Mine, and Museum Tour, Ghost Town Tour, and Prospecting Tour.
Australian Mining History Association - Founded and incorporated in 1995
Ballarat Ghost Town - Located in Panamint Valley in California's Mojave Desert region, just outside of the western border of the Death Valley National Park
Beatty Museum - Bullfrog Mining District in Nevada
Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum - Located in the century-old former headquarters of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, at No. 5 Copper Queen Plaza, just off of Highway 80 in Bisbee, Arizona.
Black Hills Mining Musuem - Lead, South Dakota
Bodie State Historical Park - In 1877, the Standard Company struck pay dirt and a gold rush transformed Bodie from a town of 20 people to a boomtown. Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay."
Boom Towns and Relic Hunters - History of ghost towns and mining of Northeastern Washington State.
Britannia Mine Museum - Established in 1971 to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining.
Calico Ghost Town - Authentic Silver Mine tour, train, hiking trails, restaurants, gunfights, guided historical tours.
California Gold Country -
The California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited - Online version of the book
California History - Publishes the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly in Paradise, California since 1990, which covers a wide range of California history topics.
California State Library Gold Rush Exhibits -
California State Mining and Mineral Museum - In addition to excellent permanent displays, the museum features special temporary exhibits which highlight world-class specimens from other institutions as well as from some of California's finest private collections!
Central Deborah Gold Mine - Mine tours in Bendigo, Australia
Central Nevada Museum - Goal is to introduce newcomers to our part of the world, which extends to roughly a 100-mile radius around Tonopah.
La Cité de l’Or - Closed gold mine in downtown Val-d’Or, now a tourist attraction.
Cobalt Mining Legacy -
Coloma Gold Discovery - The find that started the 1949 California Gold Rush
Colorado Ghost Towns - Sites for your enjoyment
Colorado Historic Mining Districts - Great resource, by county.
Columbia State Historic Park - In 1945 the State Legislature made the site a State Historic Park in order to preserve a typical Gold Rush town, an example of one of the most colorful eras in American history
Consolidated Gold Mine - Site of first gold rush (Dahlonega, Georgia)
Copper Harbor, Michigan - Copper discovered in 1843, includes a History page
Coppertown, USA - Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Cornish Mines and Mining History -
Country Boy Gold Mine - The only real mine tour in Summit County where you can see real miners working and operating real equipment -- and go over 1,000 feet underground!
Creede Underground Mining Museum - Silver was discovered here in 1889.
Cripple Creek, Colorado - Information on the Cripple Creek and Victor mining districts
Crystal Gold Mine Tour - Authentic 1880's underground gold mine
Dahlonega, Georgia - Located on top of the largest gold deposits found east of the Mississippi River in the USA.
Marcus Daly Mansion - One of the Butte Copper Kings and a founder of The Anaconda Company. The website includes photos of his mansion and biographical information
Dawson City Museum - Home to the Yukon's largest historical collection, and an archival collection second only in size to Yukon Archives in Whitehorse.
Dayton, Nevada - Earliest settlement in the state, originating with settlers attracted by gold in the area, and the Carson River which runs through the valley.
Deadwood - Information on historic mining town in the Black Hills, South Dakota.
Mining in Death Valley - Ghost towns, Harmony Borax Works, Keane Wonder Mine and Mill, Scotty's Castle and more
Durham Mining Museum - The North of England Lead Mining Museum
Empire Mine State Historic Park - For more than 100 years, Empire Mine in Grass Valley was one of the largest, deepest, longest operating and richest gold mines around - producing nearly six million ounces of gold
Forgotten Nevada - A Monograph on Nevada's Historical Sites from 1850-1950
Friends of Rhyolite - Great Nevada Ghost Town, lots of photos !
Ghost Town Explorers -
Ghost Town Gallery - More than 700 pictures from 119 Ghost Towns
Ghost Town of the Month - Information on over 40 Arizona (USA) Ghost Towns. Directions, Maps, history and color photos. Online since 1995.
Ghost Town Photography - Black and white photos
Ghost Town Photos -
Ghost Town Seekers - Exploring and photography with history articles of sites in Nevada, California, Utah, and Missouri , plus a little Vegas gallery.
Ghost Town USA - Researching and exploring ghost towns throughout the United States and Canada since 1968.
Gilt Edge, Montana -
Gold Belt Scenic Byway - Retrace the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, to the communities of Florence, Cañon City and Florissant.
Gold Dredge 8 - National Historic District serves as a monument to the hard working miners who built Fairbanks.
Gold Point, Nevada -
Gold Rush Chronicles - Gold Rush History throughout the Mother Lode, with emphasis on El Dorado County, where gold was first discovered. Includes information on Coloma, Old Hangtown, the Hangtown Fry, mining towns, gold terms, and the people who touched the history of this region.
Historic Highway 49 - Guide to the California Mother Lode
The History of Gold in America - This resource lays out the United States relationship with gold and other currencies used throughout the country's history.
Homestake Visitor Center - Provides captivating surface tours that explore the historic town of Lead and Homestake Gold Mine's underground surface operation
Hydraulic Mining - Excellent collection of images from the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Idaho Manuscript Resources - University of Idaho Library. Interesting historical document collection, featuring several mining related items.
Independence Mine State Historical Park - Alaska
Jackson, California - Mining history
Jerome: Historic Mining Town - Sponsored by the Jerome Chamber of Commerce and the Jerome Historical Society
Jerome Historical Society -
Kellogg, Idaho - Center of Coeur d'Alene Mining District (Now known as the Silver Valley)
Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson, California
Klondike Gold Rush - National Historic Park, from the US National Park Service
Leadville, Colorado - North America's highest incorporated city (10,430 feet elevation), and the frontier West's wildest, richest, silver mining Boom Town.
Library of Congress - Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies.
Llywernog Silver-Lead Mines - Restored water-powered Silver-lead Mine in the old Cardiganshire Mining District of Mid Wales, U.K. Now a central mines heritage centre for the area. Underground tours, museum, guided walks, panning, book shop and minerals. Mine Heritage Packages planned in near future, including Welsh Goldfield Tours.
Lost Dutchman State Park - Arizona
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine - Open year round on the Second Broad River at Vein Mountain, Marion NC. Gold panning, sluicing, crevassing, highbanking and dredging. Campground with full hookups on the river.
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park - Site of largest "hydraulic" mine in California (California State Parks Page)
Maps of the Past - Offers over 1,500 restored historical maps for well seasoned cartography enthusiasts, treasure hunters, genealogists, home decor enthusiasts and novice history buffs alike. Includes a selection of Mining Maps
Mariposa Museum - California Gold Rush History
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - Location of the 1848 California gold discovery.
Matelot Gulch Mining - A Hardrock Gold Mine in Columbia, California
McCarthy & the old Kennecott Copper Mine - Alaska
Mining Heritage Society of Ireland - Seeks to develop the informed public awareness, appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of all facets of mining heritage throughout Ireland.
Mining History Association - Organization of individuals interested in the history of mining and metallurgy
Mining History Information Pages - Concentrating on research related to WALES AND SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND
Mining History Network - Using the Internet for continuing communication between researchers
Mining The Copper Basin In Southeast Tennessee -
Mojave Desert Mines & Mills - Gold Mines, Silver Mines, Mills and various other minerals
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine - Cripple Creek, Colorado
Monetary History - Excellent articles on Bimetallism and the Crime of 1873
Monte Cristo Mine - History of the famous Monte Cristo Gold Mine of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Angeles National Forest
Mt. Gothic Tomes - Dealers in rare books and Western Americana: old maps; antique photographs; historical documents; scripophily (stock certificates); historical artifacts; and other relics from the American West
Musuem of the City of San Francisco - Gold Rush, features about 20 articles on gold in California.
Museum of Lead Mining - Scotland
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum - Marvelous museum celebrates the colorful history of mining in the United States.
National Mining Memorabilia Association - Background and history related to mining memorabilia commonly collected and researched in the United Kingdom
National Register of Historic Places - Spend hours (days?) searching about 12,000 historic districts containing almost 80,000 historic sites
New Mexico Mining Museum - Visit the Only Underground Uranium Mining Museum in the World
North Georgia's Gold Rush - By 1828 mining operations had begun in Lumpkin, White and Union counties
Oakland Museum of California Gold Rush Exhibits - On the 150th anniversary of Marshall's discovery, the Oakland Museum of California unveiled a series of exhibitions titled Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories.
Pedro Gold Dredge - History of the Pedro Dredge (located in Chicken, Alaska) which mined Pedro Creek in Fairbanks and Chicken Creek.
Phoenix Gold Mine - Idaho Springs, Colorado.
Pinos Altos, New Mexico - The Main Street of this charming old gold-mining town is like an old western movie set.
One Hundred Gold Mine Tour - Silverton, Colorado
Peak District Mines Historical Society -
Peak District Mining Museum -
Quincy Mine Hoist Association - Purpose is to educate people about the history of copper mining in Michigan, especially about the Quincy Mining Company, and to preserve the mine site.
Randsburg Railway - Serviced local mining operations, notably the Yellow Aster in Randsburg which became the largest gold mine in southern California.
Reed Gold Mine - North Carolina Gold Rush
Rossland Mining Museum - Over 100 years ago, gold was discovered on Red Mountain (British Columbia, Canada) and the Le Roi Mine was constructed
Shakespeare Ghost Town - Official site
Silver City / Grant County, New Mexico - Chamber of Commerce
Silver State Ghost Towns - Chamber of Commerce
Silver Mining in South Australia -
Sovereign Hill - Depicts Ballarat's first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851
Sterling Hill Mining Museum - underground zinc mine in northwestern New Jersey open for tours to all.
Sumpter Valley Dredge Elkhorn Mountain Range, Oregon.
Sutter Creek, California - Jewel of the Mother Lode
Texas History: Silver -
Thermal City Gold Mine - Recreational gold and gem mining facility in North Carolina
Tonopah Historic Mining Park - Find out about this unique experience!! Roamamong 110 acres of circa 1900 mining property with three complete separate original hoisting works, many buildings and exhibits and a restored underground adventure!
Tumco/Hedges - California desert mining
Vanishing Nevada - Photos
Victor, Colorado - Located at nearly 10,000 feet on the southwestern side of Pikes Peak,
Virginia City, Nevada - Convention and Tourism Authority
Vulture Gold Mine - Arizona
Waihi Gold Mining Museum New Zealand
Welsh Mines Society -
Western Ghost Towns -
Western Mining History - Documents the historical, social, and political landscape of the American West through a study of its mining heritage
Western Museum of Mining and Industry - Non-profit educational museum, supported by people interested in preserving the West's mining heritage
World Museum of Mining - A national historical site dedicated to preserving the mining, ethnic, and social history of Butte, Montana.
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge - One of the best preserved and presented dredges in the lower 48 states. It was donated to the U.S. Forest Service by J.R. Simplot in 1966, and in 1980 the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge Association began providing guided tours to the public.
Mining History - Ghost Towns

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