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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

The Homestake Gold Mine was once the largest and richest gold mine in North America. The mine first gave up its ore in April of 1876 when two brother, Fred and Moses Manuel, struck gold in a rock outcropping near the town of Lead, just a few miles north of Deadwood. Homestake closed in 2002 but you can still view the open-cut and learn about the mine’s rich history. Tour the visitor center, gift shop, and enjoy gold panning and seasonal tours. Open year-round. Also, be sure to check out the The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center in Deadwood.

160 W. Main
Lead, SD 57754

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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

We invite you to visit our exhibit hall, where you'll find exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab), the city of Lead, and the history of Homestake.

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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

The Homestake Gold Mine was once the largest and richest gold mine in North America.

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