Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Mollie Kathleen miners train

Mollie Kathleen Gortner discovered an outcrop of quartz containing wire gold in 1891, filed a gold claim in her own name and, with her husband and son, hand steeled the mine’s initial 250-foot deep mine shaft. The mine operated almost continuously until 1961, when it closed as a result of the closure of the Carlton Mill. This is the only mine tour that takes visitors down a 1,000-foot vertical mine shaft, via a manskip elevator. Once underground, visitors travel in a miners’ train car pulled by an air-powered Tram-Air locomotive.

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