Lomax Placer Mine

Mine in Breckenridge

Here’s a chance to pan for gold, learn how old-mining-town chemists assayed the valuable claims and check out the actual sluices and flumes used in placer (surface) mines. This site, which was active in the 1860s, also gives visitors the chance to sniff around a miner’s cabin, complete with wood-burning stove, musical instruments, snowshoes, pack saddles and other sundry items needed for survival.