Black Diamond Mines Preserve

Black Diamond Mines Preserve

Guided tours of the Hazel-Atlas mine take visitors through an old mine used to produce silica sand for glass items. The Greathouse Visitor Center, which contains displays and artifacts from the old mining days, is located in an underground excavated chamber. Also on-site is the Rose Hill Cemetary, which contains the resting places of the old local residents. The land upon which the mine was was formally inhabited by three tribes of native Americans: Chupcan, Volvon, and Ompin.