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Cresson Mine Tour in Victor, CO

The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company and the Southern Teller County Focus Group have arranged for us to have our own tour of the active Cresson Mine.

We will meet at the Safeway on 32nd and Colorado at 8 a.m. to carpool to Victor. Those wishing to drive themselves need to meet us at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum on the corner of 3rd Street and Victor Avenue by 9:30 a.m. to watch a safety video and sign release forms.

Tour vans will depart from the museum at 10 a.m. sharp. No private vehicles will be allowed on CC&V property, so everyone must ride in the vans. There is limited space in the vans, so large bags and tripods will not be allowed. Bring only the things you need, and make sure any bag you carry can fit comfortably on your lap without interfering with the seat belts.

All money collected goes to support the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and to cover PayPal fees. Refunds will only be given if the tour is cancelled.

RSVPs for will close two weeks prior to this event because payment needs to be made in advance to reserve the vans. If all seats are not sold by that time, the tour will be opened to the general public.

Some of us will stay in Victor afterwards for lunch and to wander around town. Victor is a great place to photograph.

Here are the rules set by CC&V and the STCFG:

All tour participants must sign a release form; parents of children under 18 must sign the release form for the children.

o No children under 5 are allowed on tours.

o Tour participants must wear closed toe shoes (no sandals allowed) and will be required to wear hardhats and safety glasses provided by CC&V.

o If any participant on the tour becomes unruly or fails to comply with directions from the tour guide or other CC&V Team Member, the tour will terminate and all participants will promptly leave CC&V's property.

o No tripods or large bags of equipment may be brought with; anything that interferes with the seat belts required on the vans will be required to be left at the museum.

o Stops will be made for photos but the length of stops will be determined by the tour guide and cannot hamper the usual course of the two-hour tour.

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  • C. V.

    Lots and lots of great photo opportunities. The mine was awesome & the guide/driver was very knowledgeable. Thanks for an interesting meetup.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Dick L.

    We received an unrushed tour of the mine by a person knowledgable about the mine operation. We were provided many photo opportunities.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Mike P.

    What a fun day! Thanks everyone for coming out.

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really cool experience, thanks Mike!

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Ben M.

    Sorry... Dealing with my health. Should be good to go around August...

    June 7, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    I have to cancel for Sunday, I didn't realize I had signed up for two different Meet-ups. So I will open my spot up. Please let me know what I need to do. Sorry about that.

    June 6, 2014

  • Bruce R.

    Mike just want to verify that this is still going to happen.

    May 29, 2014

    • Mike P.

      Everything is set.

      May 29, 2014

  • Laura

    would love a spot if one opens up. Thank you

    May 20, 2014

  • PhotoTalk

    just noticed that I'm not on the attending list anymore. I've already paid for two last month and guess I need assurance I'm still listed as an attendee.

    March 23, 2014

    • Mike P.

      You signed up in the Denver chapter as a +1.

      March 23, 2014

    • PhotoTalk

      Oops, sorry about that.

      March 24, 2014

  • Marilyn S.

    I believe this is the only functioning open-pit gold mine in the country...................It is huge............

    March 3, 2014

  • Ben M.

    Mike, another great upcoming meetup at a very reasonable price!

    March 3, 2014

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