Located four miles northwest of Hill City, the Gold Mountain Mine was first claimed in the late 1870s and was actively worked until 1942. It is one of the few remaining mines in the Black Hills that is still standing.
An ongoing reconstruction project at the mine has a goal to create a future interpretive site on the history of Black Hills mining. Turn north on Forest Service Road 389 off Deerfield Road. You will need to park and walk to the mine. Take care and watch for old mining holes.