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Assay Office [ID]

When gold was found in Idaho in 1860, an Assay Office was set up to test the purity of the mined gold before it could be shipped. By 1870, the office was complete. Today it is a museum for Idaho's mining history.

The office currently cannot accommodate visitors. The Idaho Historic Society does however offer in-class educational programs on mining and other topics. Travelling trunks for grades 3-12 are available for lending. Outreach opportunities on variety of subjects are also available for grades 4-12.Videos, slide shows, and lesson plans are obtainable for educators.