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Big Thunder Gold Mine

604 Blair Street, Keystone

Tours and Panning at Big Thunder Gold Mine (Up to 48% Off). Seven Options Available.

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Gold mine offers tours of the most maintained mine in Keystone, displaying a variety of rocks, structures, and minerals

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1 ratings1 reviews
February 28, 2021
We had so much fun on the mine tour and panning for gold. Our tour guide was engaging, entertaining, and informative. We easily found small flakes of gold and small garnets after a quick lesson. It was one of our favorite activities in the Keystone area.
11 ratings4 reviews
November 12, 2020
A lot of fun for the family, very informative also!
2 ratings1 reviews
November 7, 2020
Had a great time and learned a lot. Thank you for the wonderful experience
2 ratings1 reviews
November 6, 2020
We had a good time, the lady walking us through the mine was very knowledgeable.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 3, 2020
The kids had a blast
3 ratings2 reviews
November 1, 2020
First times and we'd go back! That was fun, informative, and very interesting. Highly recommend.
27 ratings9 reviews
October 28, 2020
Awesome A must see Ask for Jake to be your guide
1 ratings1 reviews
October 27, 2020
Tour was great. Kids had so much fun panning for gold! Worth it!
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About This Deal

  • About gold mine tour: visitors can walk around the mine for as long as they like with tour guides along the way to provide information to guests
  • About gold panning lesson: guests learn the basics of placer mining and gold panning
  • Half-Day Claim Gold Panning includes:
    • Four-hours of gold panning in the mine
    • Visitors get to keep whatever gold they find
  • Departure time set by appointment
  • Departure location: 604 Blair Street, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Free admission for children under 5; valid with tours only

Need To Know

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2021. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. 24-hour advance reservation required for Half-Day Gold Panning Options. Hours of operation vary by month; please check calendar. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Big Thunder Gold Mine

Big Thunder Gold Mine transports modern-day folks back to a time of prospectors, enterprising German immigrants, and gold rushes. The mine, originally named the Gold Hill Lode, was discovered by two Germans—W.B. Krupp and J.A. Engle—in 1892. Known for its diversity of rock types, structures, and dazzling minerals, the site made as good a mine in the 19th century as it makes a tourist attraction today. Today, the meticulously maintained spot gives folks a glimpse into a bygone era in American history.