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Ironstone Heritage Museum & Jewelry Shoppe

Museum, Theatre, Interpretive Centre, Museum

Heritage Museum
Established in 1996, Ironstone’s Heritage Museum and Gallery houses many historical artifacts from the Gold rush era. Individuals may also find publications highlighting the local history. From American Author Mark Twain to Stage Coach Robber, Black Bart, Calaveras County is a landmark full of a rich, interesting history.

Also displayed in the Museum is Ironstone’s “Crown Jewel,” the world’s largest specimen of crystalline gold leaf. The piece weighs 44 pounds

Ironstone's Heritage Museum, Crystalline Gold Specimen

ADA Accessibility Notes

Ironstone Heritage Museum is fully ADA Accessible meeting all ADA requirements

Ironstone Heritage Museum houses the world's largest Crystalline Leaf Gold Specimen, discovered by the Sonora Mining Company in 1992. Weighing in at 44 lbs of gold, this piece is worth a visit. Joining the Crystalline Leaf Gold is "Woodie's Wonder", an 11.2 oz Gold nugget discovered in Woods Creek of Columbia, California, in 2016, just across the river from Ironstone. You will also find an extensive collection of rocks, mineral specimens and fossils along with artifacts from the Mining Era.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service dogs under control and on a lease at all times are permitted into Museum. They must be people and dog tolerant. Museum reserves the right to request unruly, mean or disruptive dogs to remain outside.


daily 11 am - 5 pm

Seasons Open

Year Round


No Fee

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