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The Mine

Gold Nugget Museum

Our gold mine is intended to give some sense of the atmosphere in an underground mine.

January 01, 1983 - January 01, 2025

Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
 (530) 872-8722

It was gold that brought people from all around the world to the Ridge.  The most famous local find was a 54-pound nugget discovered in 1859 and commemorated annually in the four-day Gold Nugget Days Celebration every April.

Our gold mine is intended to give some sense of the atmosphere in an underground mine.  It is only a model and can be damaged, so we request children be supervised.

Don't miss the mineral display.  There is a switch to change the light to a black light so you can see the fluorescence in the rock.

Gold Nugget Museum

The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated as Gold Nugget Days Inc. in 1973. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through the collection and display of local artifacts, and with co…

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