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Lomax Mine Site and Gold Panning



June 3 - September 4: Tuesday - Sunday at 10am, 11:30am and 1:30pm

September 9 - 25: Friday - Sunday at 10am, 11:30am and 1:30pm

weather and conditions dependent

Cost and Reservations

$20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

reservations and payment required 2 hours prior to the tour

Please note, for the safety and satisfaction of our guests, all members in a party must have an advance reservation and complete payment. We do not allow certain members of a group to watch and not pay. 

Where to park

There is on-site parking and restrooms. The mine is a two minute drive or 15 minute walk from downtown Breckenridge. 

Where to meet

Lomax Placer Mine

301 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

About Lomax Mine Site

Lomax Gulch was an active gold mine site in the 1860s. Miners used high-pressure hoses, sluice boxes and gold pans to collect the precious mineral. Explore the site, watch a gold panning demonstration and give panning a try in the stream on site. Just like fishing, most visitors don’t find gold, but guests keep whatever treasures they find.

What to expect

Your guide will give you a tour of the site and give you a gold panning demonstration. Then, you can try panning in the creek that runs through the property. All guests receive a complimentary vial to collect what they find. We do not promise that all guests will find gold. In fact, just like in the mining days, most people will walk away without any gold flakes – but all will take away a memorable experience. Closed-toe shoes are recommended and dressing for the weather is important. You may get wet while panning. Click here for more FAQs. 

Best for

Families with kids of all ages A great activity for family reunions and multi-generational groups.

What guest say

"Highly recommend for a gold panning experience. Our guide Andrea was absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable about the history, minerals of the area, and how to pan. All in all it created a very relaxed, low key, but enjoyable time. Good for families."

Did you know?

The life of a prospector was hard. He often spent weeks or months trekking through the wilderness, sleeping on the ground, cooking in his gold pan, and standing is freezing stream water panning for gold. Don't miss the miner's cabin here - luxury compared to prospecting!

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

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