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About ARGO Mill


Though the technical training will now take place at Tommy Knocker, the historic ARGO Mill remains the location for the shotcrete demonstrations on Day 3 and the practical assessments on Days 3 and 4. It was constructed to process the gold-bearing ore from these mines. When completed, the ARGO would be the largest mill of its type in the world. The mill processed over 100 million dollars of gold ore. At that time, gold prices were $18.00 to $25.00 per ounce. Considering the difference in gold values between 1900 and 2017, nearly three trillion dollars’ worth of gold ore came through the ARGO Tunnel.

For the first time in 75 years, the front portal of the ARGO TUNNEL is open to visitor traffic! The ARGO Mill, Tunnel and Museum tour is a premier heritage tourism site. Learn more about The ARGO Mill, The ARGO Tunnel and more by visiting their website. As part of this Short Course, ARGO will host a tour prior to Networking Reception on Monday, September 9 at 5:30 PM.

Transportation & Accommodations


For course attendees traveling by air, Denver International Airport is just an hour away from The ARGO Mill. There are a variety of hotels between the airport and the ARGO Mill. Here are some locations at you may choose to reserve your accommodations. They are subject to availability and DFI does not have a discounted room block for this event.

Also, DFI does not use a housing or room reservation service for its events.

Driving to The ARGO Mill. Map it!

Parking | There is limited free parking at The ARGO Mill with some paid parking within walking distance of the course.

Need assistance with your travel plans? Contact DFI's Official Travel Coordinator, Lorraine Engelman of Blue Ribbon Travel, at (718) 767-5455 or by email at


2729 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Miles from Venue: 0.4

Miles from Airport: 55.5

2622 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Miles from Venue: 0.3

Miles from Airport: 55.6


2545 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Miles from Venue: 0.2

Miles from Airport: 55.7



1310 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Miles from Venue: 24.7

Miles from Airport: 34.8

800 Eleventh Street, Golden, CO 80401

Miles from Venue: 24.9

Miles from Airport: 34.6

1711 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Miles from Venue: 22.5

Miles from Airport: 33.9

18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden CO 80401

Miles from Venue: 18.7

Miles from Airport: 37.7


360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Miles from Venue: 23.8

Miles from Airport: 33.5

7310 W Alaska Drive, Lakewood, CO 80226

Miles from Venue: 27.4

Miles from Airport: 32.2


1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202

Miles from Venue: 32.5

Miles from Airport: 25.1