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Gold Country Museum

1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603

530-889-6500

Many different methods of mining gold are explored in the exhibits of this museum. Your tour of the museum begins with an expedition through a replicated hard rock mine. Once you leave the dark tunnel behind, you’ll find a stamp mill and an assay office. It’s here that gold was processed from the raw material removed from the mines.

Exhibits of a miner’s cabin and a mining camp saloon where a game of Faro is underway provide glimpses into the lives of miners.

Using our many displays and indoor gold panning stream, museum docents will help you explore the most common methods of finding gold, from simple panning to hard rock and hydraulic mining.

For those who want a first-hand gold mining experience we have an indoor panning stream where we offer gold panning lessons.

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