We decided to revisit the Empire Mine last week and weren't disappointed in the Museum, grounds and gardens. This is a first-class destination in our book. By contrasting both wealth and menial work to attain that wealth on the same acreage, one comes away with the knowledge that the two can get along with both prospering.
This mine extracted one trillion ounces of gold here in California, more than any other mine and operated until 1957 or so. The mine shafts descend under the whole city of Grass Valley to a depth of 11,000' - all visually seen in a model that shows all the tunneling in the Museum.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:49, Hwy, empire, gold, grass, mine, mining, museum, tour, valley