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Wharf open-cut gold mine
              near Lead, South Dakota
Wharf's open cut gold mine near Lead, SD.

Wharf Gold Mine


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Distance 60 miles
Time Needed: 10 - 15 minutes of viewing.
Best Time To Go: Daylight hours
Directions: Go to Lead, SD. From Lead go south on US 85 to Terry Peak Road (see signs for ski area). Follow Terry Peak Road past ski area until road turns to gravel. Follow for 1/4th mile to viewing platform.
Cost: Free
Highlights: Very large open cut mine.
Description:    This is the only working open cut gold mine in the Black Hills. From the viewing platform you can see the vast scale of the mine and some of the equipment operating within.
    The hole covers several square miles and the equipment in use is very large.

 
 

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