8 a.m. to
Wade's Gold Mill
Time" The tour takes more than an hour and if you do some
gold panning expect to take more time.
Time To Go:
am, 1:30 and 3:30 pm. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
US16 West to Hill City or for a more scenic drive, follow the Old Hill
City Road to Hill City. Take Deerfield
Road west about a mile.
$8, children $4. Guided tour and gold panning lesson, $12.50
for adults. (2006 rates)
old mining and gold processing antiques. Also a working gold
This is a seasonal
This is a "living
history" mining museum showing how the oldtime
placer mines operated and how gold was processed in stamp mills. The
old steam powered stamp mill actually operates. In
addition there is a large collection of mining equipment from back in
the days when such mills were operated by the placer miners.
There is also a working mill that processes real
placer ore. Each summer the Wades receive seven or eight
loads of ore which yields about 1/4th ounce per ton. If you
wish to pan for gold you can buy a bucket of this ore and have at it.
Info: 605-574-2680 or 605-574-2279.
Write: Wade's Gold Mill, Box 312, Hill City, SD, 57745. When
more information, tell them you heard about it here. There web site is http://www.wadesgoldmill.com/