Highlander Hike - Black Diamond MineCub/Tiger Scout Event
WHAT: Tour of the extraordinary Black Diamond Mines! Group tour available
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015
WHERE: Meet at Piedmont Community Church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool.
COST: $5 per person for the tour at 11:00am, plus $5 parking fee per car.
to pay and reserve your spot by Friday, October 9
WHAT TO BRING
-Comfortable Walking Shoes
-Picnic lunch (optional)
-Layered clothing (chilly in mine!)
*ONLY CHILDREN SEVEN YEARS OR OLDER MAY TAKE THE TOUR!
NOTES ON THE HIKE
From the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s, the Hazel-Atlas Mine produced silica sand to make jars, bottles, and other glass items. Tour participants take a 400-foot walk back into the mine to see mine workings, the office of the shifter (mine boss), ore chutes, and ancient geological features. Because of its size and the need for safety, visitors will be taken in only on guided tours, with a limit of 15 persons per tour (minimum age seven years).
The East Bay Regional Park District began acquiring land for Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the early 1970s. Today, most of the mining district is within the Preserve's nearly 5,717 acres. The area is an ideal location for hiking, picnicking and nature study. Naturalists conduct a variety of programs relating the Preserve's natural and historic resources.
How to Register
Contact Jeff Lindenmuth at 510.547.4493 x2