I received some comments on my Clear Creek Colorado post and am adding these pictures from the Gold Mine Tour at the Phoenix mine located just west of downtown Idaho Springs, Colorado.

 

This is the entrance to the mine.  It gets really dark inside, but there is lighting.

 

This is our tour guide.  I think he has spent too much time in the mine and is a bit loopy

 

This is my grandson Richard and me panning for gold – I still have to keep my day job.