Our surface tour of the Homestake Mining Operation takes you through the historic town of Lead and Homestake's surface operation. It follows the mining process including hoisting, crushing and milling of the underground ore and views Homestake Gold Mine's state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Plant and open pit mine.

This is a guided tour that takes about 1 hour. You are taken via bus through the city of Lead then up to the Homestake surface operation.

The Cost of a Surface Tour

Group- $5.50 (10 or more people)
Adults- $7.50
Seniors- $6.75
Students- $6.50
Family- $25.00 (4-6 family members)


The tours run daily from May - September.
You do not need to book a tour in advance unless you have a large group of people.
If you have a large group of people, we recommend that you book your tour a few days in advance
and we offer group rates as well.

If you have any questions regarding this information -
please call 605-584-3110.

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