Malaga Gold Tour

July 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$35 (Wenatchee Museum member); $40 (non-member)
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

Malaga Tour led by Brent Cunderla and Ken Lacy

On this geologic venture we will first visit two locations where gold has been mined within the vicinity of Wenatchee, Washington.  Mining for gold started almost 150 years by the Chinese around 1870 in an area that later became the location of the Gold King/Lovitt Mines.  In 1985 the Cannon Mine opened and operated for about 10 years producing more than one-million ounces of gold and in excess of two-million ounces of silver before closing in 1994 due to lack of mineable reserves.

Several unique geologic features will be observed along the field trip route.  These include Saddle Rock, Owl Sisters, and Stemilt Pinnacles.  All these features are known to have Native American significance.

Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 S Mission St., Wenatchee, WA, 98801
When: July 8, 2017 (Saturday): 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $35 (Wenatchee Museum member); $40 (non-member)
Host: Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
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