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The English Tunnel was started in 1868 as an exploratory tunnel looking for gold bearing quartz veins. Using dynamite, shovels & picks, miners fought their way into the heart of the mountain side. Today the tunnel is a testament to the miner’s skill & remains in perfect condition so you can walk into the past.
The English Tunnel sits in a remote corner of the historic site. Visitors on the tour are lead on a 1 mile hike - round trip - to the tunnel where they will see the tunnel as a miner in 1870s would have seen it - by a candle! Explore the working technique & geology then walk back to SPC.
The hike to the tunnel is 1 mile round trip across moderate slopes. Wear good shoes & bring water.