Tours are held
Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, excluding
holidays. You can also contact Donna Otteson at the number below to
arrange special group or individual tours. We expect at least a two
week advanced notice for gauranteed tours. You may also catch us by
chance if you stop by our retail location in Downtown Tonopah, Nevada,
Otteson's Turquoise and speak with Donna and Dean Otteson. Groups by
Right now we
do not allow people to go down into the mines as the liability would
be too great and the insurance we would have to get would make the price
more than anyone would pay to come dig. We do however let visitors come
to the mine, observe the workings and for $100.00/person you can get
a bucket and go through our tailings piles which have close to a thousand
pounds of material that we have missed as we are chasing the large veins.
The digging is limited to three hours, one bucket full to insure there
is enough for everyone.
this is a meant as pleasure/education adventure not commercial production.
You will need
to bring sunscreen, gloves, a good pair of shoes (tennis shoes, hiking
boots, etc.), proper clothing (t-shirt, pants, hat, and some warmer
layers as the weather may change fast), water, some sort of snack if
you desire, and whatever you would like to dig with.
to mine is limited, so let us know if you need a ride ahead of time.
cabs, or rough please visit us at our retail/wholesale location Durango
Silver Company in Durango, Colorado, located four miles west of
Durango at 17897 hwy 160, or our Otteson's
Turquoise location in Downtown Tonopah, Nevada right on highway