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The Chollar Mine tour is one Nevada?s oldest and distinctly original tours around the state. The tour is simple and straightforward and lets visitors learn more about the important facts about mining and everything related to it.

The Chollar mine is located in Virginia City which was established in 1860?s. The historic silver and gold ore mine draws in crowds who are taking a break from the usual things being done in nearby Las Vegas. The place is situated 25 miles south of Reno, Nevada and 25 miles east of the scenic Lake Tahoe.

The mine itself is filled with materials and equipments that were used to dig for gold back in when the gold rush was at its peak which also helps teach tourists understand how mining technology has evolved from the days of manual digging and dynamite blasting to the more efficient and laborer friendly technologies employed today.

The tours conducted in the Chollar Mine is not just a tour to show people how gold and silver was mined but also showed the labor conditions underground miners had to go through just to earn a living. The half hour tour begins once the visitors enter the mine itself together with their designated guide. The guide will then explain the difficulties for the underground miners while walking together with the crowd through the vast main haulage tunnel.

The tour guide will also discuss and explain how the gold or silver ores are created underground and within the walls lining the mines. The tour group is then led to a stope within the mine which is a place where a pocket of silver or gold ore was mined. The final part of the tour will revolve on the tools that were used by the underground miners back then.
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