|Location:||4.5 km east of Oatman.|
|Open:||All year daily, tours every 30min. |
|Fee:||Adults USD 12, Children (0-12) USD 6. |
|Guided tours:||L=200m, D=60min.|
|Address:||Gold Road Mine Tours, P.O. Box 869, Oatman, AZ 86433, Tel: +1-928-768-1600, Fax: +1-928-768-9588. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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|1900||quartz vein discovered by Mexican prospector Jose Jerez.|
|1905-1906||most productive years of the mine.|
|1992||mine acquired by Addwest Minerals.|
|1998||mine closed because of low gold prices.|
Gold Road Mine Tours is located in an old gold mining ghost town on Historical Route 66. The mine tour visits the 1900 drift, the visitors are transported up by a wagon. Then a walk of about 200m through the mine shows the old mining technology and the shaft #3, which goes down 460m and up 100m. The tour includes demonstrations of jack-leg-drills, wiggle-tail stopper, timber slide and skip.
The mine produced 140,625 ounces of gold, worth about $2,250,000, most of it in the years 1905 and 1906. In has been productive various times during the last 100 years, depeneding on the world market price of gold. The last time it was working was between 1995 and 1998.