Empire Mine State Historic Park(redirected from Empire Mine)
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Location:At 10791 East Empire Street in Grass Valley, 24 miles north of Auburn on Highway 49.
Facilities:Historic structures, visitor center/museum (é), exhibits (é), restrooms, picnic tables, multi-use trails (8 miles).
Activities:Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, guided tours.
Special Features:For more than 100 years, Empire Mine was one of the largest, deepest, longest-operating, and richest gold mines in North America, producing nearly 5.6 million ounces of gold before it closed in 1956. The park includes many of the mine's original buildings, the owner's home and restored gardens, as well as the entrance to 367 miles of abandoned and flooded mine shafts.
Address:c/o Sierra District Office
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142
Size: 853 acres.
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