will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Homestake Mine" Lead Things to Do Tip by BLSM

Lead Things to Do: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Open Cot- Surface mine

The Homestake mine was at one time one of the largest producer of gold ore. It was once the largest gold mine in the Western Hemisphere. It operated from about 1876 until December 2001. The surface mining was stopped in 1998 and underground mining was shut down in 2001 because the cost of extracing the gold was becoming too expensive. The visitors center is still open and you can see the open cut mine from there.
Talks are under way to try to convert the underground part in to a possible deep underground physics laboratory.


Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 23, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Love to Travel”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 9 3 5

Have you been to Lead?

  Share Your Travels