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Broken Boot Gold Mine

Deadwood Attracttion Broken Boot Gold Mine

On upper Main Street in Deadwood, there is a gold mine you can tour.  This mine was started in 1878 by Olaf Seim and James Nelson.  They found 15,000 ounces of gold over 26 years – not much.  But, the mine was rich in iron pyrite (aka fools gold) and that helped make the mine profitable.


The mine has been operated as a tourist attraction since 1954.  During the summer, tours are given every 30 minutes.  Plus, try your luck at gold panning.  There is loads of parking and this is a great way to get a feel for underground mining.

Add this to your list of Deadwood Attractions to explore while you are in the area.