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Reed 40th Anniversary Interpretation Event


Description:

Activities will include living history demonstrations of surface and underground mining, hands-on mining activities, general demonstrations and mining related vendors. Costumed reenactors will demonstrate cradle and log rockers, used to sort through dirt to find large nuggets on the surface, while others will show how blasting holes were drilled and the gold bearing quartz rock was removed from the mine. The California-type 10-stamp mill will be in operation, showing how the rock was mixed with mercury to extract the gold.

Visitors will not only be able to pan for gold, but also take their turn on a cradle rocker, take a special guided underground tour and check out the mining vendors and exhibits.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, plus tax, and $3.00 for ages 3-12, plus tax, under 2 are free; Panning will be available and costs $3.21, tax included, for ages eight an older. Panning tickets are not sold to those younger than age eight due to needing adult assistance to pan.

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