You’ll Never Forget A Trip Through This Old Gem Mine In Idaho

Most Idahoans know of our state’s extremely rich history in mining; after all, it was gold that brought the first permanent settlers here and made Idaho a territory in 1863. Over a century ago people came from all over the country to strike gold since Idaho was, and still is, home to some of the world’s most abundant mineral areas. Although today many of the booming mining towns of the gold rush era are quiet and the mines dry, Idaho still produces the most newly mined silver in the entire country. When it comes to minerals and gem stones, Idaho is still very well off (they don’t call use the Gem State for no reason!). At the Crystal Gold Mine, you’ll be able to experience this incredible history firsthand. Plan a visit to this mine and you’ll really see what it was like to be a late 19th century gold miner!

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