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Gold Mine Solitaire

Gold Mine is a closed game played with a single deck (52 cards). The tableau starts empty. The objective is to build the four foundations up by suit from Ace to King.

Odds of winning: Average

Win about 1 in 2 games (50%).

Skill: Mostly Skill

Winning is mostly determined by skill. A small amount of luck is involved.

Game Objective

Move all cards to the four foundations.

Foundation

  • There are four foundations.
  • An Ace may move to an empty foundation.
  • The foundations build up by the same suit.
  • For example the 4♠ may move onto the 3♠ and the 4♦ may move onto the 3♦. Starting with the 4♣ the following sequence can build on top 5♣ 6♣ 7♣ 8♣.
  • The top card is movable.

Tableau

  • There are seven tableaus.
  • Any card may move to an empty tableau.
  • The tableaus build down by alternating colors.
  • For example the 10♠ may move onto the J♦ and the 10♥. Starting with the 10♣ the following sequence can build on top 9♠ 8♦ 7♣.
  • Any card or stack of cards may move together as a group. Any stack of cards may move together, regardless of their build (no restriction on rank, suit or color).

Stock

  • A single pass through the stock is permitted. Redeals are not possible. Once on the waste, cards remain until used in a valid move.
  • The stock deals three cards face up to the waste when tapped.

Waste

  • There is one waste.
  • The top card is movable.

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