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Go Underground In Sutter Gold Mine

posted 4 months ago

gold. Experience a real gold mine, first-hand and motor on down route 49 to the Sutter Gold Mine. When you arrive, head on over to the main building where you'll find a gift shop and tickets for the underground riding/walking tour of Sutter Mine. This is a modern hard rock mine that began extracting gold in the 1980's. Currently it is being used for tours, where you will learn about the history of gold mining, as well as current day practices.

You will be given a hard hat to wear, a tag (just like real miners) and climb into a jeep (similar to that Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.) The guide will drive you into the dark mine, underground where few people get to travel, unless you are a miner. Once in the depths of the mine, you leave your vehicle and the tour becomes a walking tour.

Sit in the safe room, where the miners go if there is any trouble. Here on wooden benches and water dripping from the hard rock, you'll hear and see your best history lesson on gold mining. This beats any of those dusty old textbooks. Our guide not only looked like an old miner, but his granddaddy was a miner. His stories of life and death in a mine are still vivid in my mind. We climbed stairs in mine shafts, saw quartz veins, the air drills that they use to make holes in the hard rock (this is where the explosive goes). This was one of my all time favorite experiences.

Sutter Gold Mine is located in Amador County, which is just outside of Sacramento. It is between South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.

From Sacramento
Take Highway 16 east to Highway 49 south. Turn left towards Amador City and Sutter Creek on historic highway 49. Look for our entrance on the left approximately half a mile south of Amador City, just north of Sutter Creek.

From Lake Tahoe
Take Highway 89 to Highway 88 west towards Jackson. Turn right on Highway 49 (north). You will need to turn right in Martell to continue on Highway 49 through Sutter Creek. Turn right on "Old Highway 49" towards Sutter Creek and Amador City. Look for our entrance on the right approximately one mile north of historic downtown Sutter Creek.

From the Bay Area
Take Highway 580 east to Highway 205 to Highway 120 east to Highway 99 north. Follow Highway 99 north to Stockton, then take Highway 88 east to Martell. Turn left in Martell taking Highway 49 north through Sutter Creek. Turn right on "Old Highway 49" towards Sutter Creek and Amador City. Look for our entrance on the right approximately one mile north of historic downtown Sutter Creek.

From Southern California
Take Highway 99 north to Stockton, then take Highway 88 east to Martell.. Turn left in Martell taking Highway 49 north through Sutter Creek. Turn right on "Old Highway 49" towards Sutter Creek and Amador City. Look for our entrance on the right approximately one mile north of historic downtown Sutter Creek.

Address is:

Sutter Gold Mine Tours
13660 Highway 49
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
USA

Call for additional directions:
(866) 762-2837 or (209) 736-2708

Home Page:

Photo Credits: Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation

Photo credit: www.suttergoldmining.com

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