(South Pass City, Wyo.) – South Pass City State Historic Site is offering public tours of the Carissa Mine and Mill this summer. However, due to the installation of safety rails, lighting and equipment, the tours will be limited to Saturdays and Sundays in June only.
In 2003, the Wyoming State Legislature purchased the Carissa mine to add to South Pass City State Historic Site. The Carissa was the main economic engine for South Pass City and operated as a functioning gold mine well into the 1940’s. South Pass City Staff will guide the tours through the complex workings of the mill and give an overview of the developments at the mine from 1870 to the late 1940’s.
Currently, the Abandoned Mine Lands Division of the Department of Environmental Quality is stabilizing the Carissa Mine and Mill. This multi-phase project will preserve one of Wyoming’s truly unique historical sites.
Due to safety regulations, tours are limited to 20 people and reservations must be made with South Pass City State Historic Site. To make a reservation Call 307-332-
3684 or visit www.southpasscity.com. The tour is very rigorous and participants should be able to negotiate steep terrain and stairs. This tour is not appropriate for young children. For more information Call South Pass City State Historic Site 307-332-3684 or visit our web site www.southpasscity.com.