People flocked to Northern Nevada during the West’s gold rush and the area continues to flourish as the nation’s largest gold producer. To get an authentic look behind the scenes and learn more about the Old West’s gold era, plan to visit an Elko gold mine during your stay at the Ramada Elko Hotel and Casino. Newmont Mining Corporation offers tours of its mining properties which include 11 open-pit and eight underground mines. In the Elko area, the mines produce gold as well as silver and copper. Newmont gold mine tours occur three days each month April – October. Make a reservation by calling 775.778.4068.