Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours

Historical Techatticup Mine


Useful Information

Location: 2.5km from Nelson on Highway 165.
Open: All year daily 9:15-14:15, closed Easter, Thanksgiving, 24-DEC and 25-DEC.
Mine tours at 9, 12, 14, minimum 4 adults, reservations required.
[2007]
Fee: Adults USD 12.50, Children (5-12) USD 7.50, Children (0-4) freee.
[2007]
Classification:
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=400m, VR=0, T=21°C.
Guided tours: D=70min.
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Address: Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, Colorado River Tours, Inc., Eldorado Canyon, HC Box 440, Nelson NV 89046, Tel: +1-702-291-0026 E-mail: contact
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History

1700's Spanish explorers.
1858 the Ives Expedition.
1861 Techatticup Mine opened.
1880's ore men lived in Eldorado Canyon than all of the Las Vegas valley.
1942 Techatticup Mine closed.

Geology


Description

Eldorado Canyon is the location of the historical Techatticup Mine, which is the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. The mine is operated by Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, who offer various tours and activities around the old mining town. One trip is called 1880's Mine Tour, and shows both the Techatticup Mine and nearby Savage Mine. The tour includeas the ore veins, the mining, and the stampmill.

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours also rents canoes and two man kayaks. They also movie locations, weddings and photo shooting at the historic location.