Gold Road Mine Tours

Useful Information

Location: 4.5 km east of Oatman.
Open: All year daily, tours every 30 min. [2005]
Fee: Adults USD 12, Children (0-12) USD 6. [2005]
Classification: MineGold Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: L=200 m, D=60 min.
Address: Gold Road Mine Tours, P.O. Box 869, Oatman, AZ 86433, Tel: +1-928-768-1600, Fax: +1-928-768-9588. E-mail: contact
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1900 quartz vein discovered by Mexican prospector Jose Jerez.
1905-1906 most productive years of the mine.
1992 mine acquired by Addwest Minerals.
1995 mine reopened.
1998 mine closed because of low gold prices.


Gold Road Mine Tours is located in an old gold mining ghost town on Historical Route 66. The mine tour visits the 1900 drift, the visitors are transported up by a wagon. Then a walk of about 200 m through the mine shows the old mining technology and the shaft #3, which goes down 460 m and up 100 m. The tour includes demonstrations of jack-leg-drills, wiggle-tail stopper, timber slide and skip.

The mine produced 140,625 ounces of gold, worth about $2,250,000, most of it in the years 1905 and 1906. In has been productive various times during the last 100 years, depeneding on the world market price of gold. The last time it was working was between 1995 and 1998.