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Mine tours, crafts, more in Alleghany

A flea market-crafts fair, mine tours, hard rock drilling demonstrations and street dance are part of Old Alleghany Days festivities Saturday during the Sierra County Sesquicentennial celebration.

Alleghany, a gold mining town, is a one-hour drive from Grass Valley. Take Highway 49 north; the turnoff is between North San Juan and Camptonville.

Saturday’s Old Alleghany Days celebration begins at noon.

The Sixteen to One gold collection of natural specimens, quartz, gold carvings and jewelry will be on display, and a mining history video will run continually at the Underground Gold Miners Museum (356 Main St.).

Tours of the Sixteen to One Mine are $10 per adult and $5 per child; tours start at the museum between noon and 4 p.m.

Hard rock drilling demos by local miners will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the downtown plaza. Gold bars will be poured every two hours by Sixteen to One miners, next to the Red Star Cafe.

The Yuba Dogs will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. at Casey’s Place.

The 6 p.m. street dance features the Shady Creek Band, playing country, southern rock and rock ‘n’ roll.

Call 287-3223 for more information.

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