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Wednesday, July 14 • 8:00am - 12:30pm
Unearthed Treasures

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We will start the day with a scenic drive to beautiful Idaho Springs where we stop at the Phoenix Gold Mine to experience mining history with a seasoned Colorado Hard Rock Miner. The Phoenix Mine is operated by the oldest continuous gold mining family in Colorado and you might even get to take home a little bit of Colorado gold for yourself.

After digging up the gold treasures you will head to another buried treasure known as Dinosaur Ridge, one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities. In 1877, some of the first and best-known dinosaurs were discovered here. These include the Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and the Colorado State Fossil, the Allosaurus, representing life 145 million years ago. This stratum represents the shoreline sediments of an ancient seaway that was frequently trampled by dinosaurs and now referred to as the "Dinosaur Freeway." A stop at the visitor center is followed by a drive-by tour of the Dinosaur Ridge roadcut.

Includes: Roundtrip deluxe motorcoach transportation, professional tour guide, tour of Phoenix Gold Mine, tour of Dinosaur Ridge.

$60 - June 18 deadline

Wednesday July 14, 2010 8:00am - 12:30pm MDT

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