The community pit, about 4 miles up Soap Gulch Road, has been developed from an old slate quarry, and the public now has the opportunity to harvest the slate. The road is well-maintained, but the public should take safety precautions and check conditions prior to travel. Permits to purchase the slate are available at the Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana. The $10 permit is good for approximately six tons of material.
For more information, call (406) 533-7600 during the Butte Field Office’s business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.