Looking for something to do this Summer?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Come to Colorado for fun this summer!  Did you know that in July, 1887, two prospecting unearthed "Tom Baby," the largest gold nugget ever found in Colorado weighing 13.5 pounds.  This was at Breckenridge where in the spring of 1860 the town swelled of 8,000 people seeking gold fortunes in the Blue River Diggings."

You can take a tour in a real gold mine, you must wear a hard hat and you will descend 1,000 feet deep into the tunnel for a 45 minute tour.  This mine was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest mines in Summit County.  It's 45 degree is year round but snowmelt makes it damp in the summer.  After the tour, you can pan for gold and return to your vehicle via a tunnel slide.

  Come on out this summer.

 

Comments (7)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Will, for telling us about this interesting travel destination.

May 04, 2022 11:17 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

 You could a miner for a day That would be an amazing adventure Will, for anyone to experience! 

May 04, 2022 11:38 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That sounds like a fun day and maybe someone would find the twin to that other nugget

May 04, 2022 11:49 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I used to absolutely love spending part of my summers in Estes Park. Gorgeous in Colorado

May 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Will - I don't suppose you are allowed to take any samples.🙂

May 04, 2022 12:07 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I would love to find a nugget like that Will Hamm but I have no desire to be a troglodyte for a day 😄. If I come down to see my sister I will give you a ring this sumer.

May 04, 2022 01:28 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure there is always plenty to do in Colorado and I would certainly prefer visiting there during the summer months when it is nice weather.

May 05, 2022 06:15 AM