The Black Hills have mining villages/towns that have long been abandoned.
The name Galena caught my attention. Probably because Galena is the state mineral of Missouri (not where I live, but where I work for the state). Galena is lead sulfide, which is a major source of lead ore.
Galena, SD was a boom town that sprang up in 1876. The Black Hills were invaded with people during the Gold Rush, though the hills produced mainly silver and lead veins. There were trace amounts of gold around.
Galena is fairly easy to find and I think we will make a stop by. Read more about Galena here.
|Photos from Black Hills Blog|