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Goldmine Training Area
Training Area Description
Goldmine Training area is comprised of 2,500 acres of wooded rugged terrain with intermittent streams.  The training area is bordered on the west by the Cheat River.  The training area supports all types of dismounted training to include small unit tactics, advanced land navigation,  situational training exercise, and many other events. 
  • Location:   2.5 miles southwest of the cantonment area (PD 1340 5974)
  • Driving distance from post:  7.5 miles / 25 minutes
  • Walking distance from post:  5 miles / 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Land Navigation Course:  16 lane advanced course
  • Communication: Radios are issued by Range Control. When available, cell phone numbers are obtained as an alternate form of contact.
  • Scheduling: To reserve this training area, click on the Schedule Event link.
Sub-Training Areas
Goldmine Land Navigation Course

  • The use of off road vehicles is prohibited on this training area.
  • No latrines on site.  Porta johns are required and must be contracted by the using organization.
  • Use of pyrotechnics will be limited dependent upon weather conditions.
Safety Restrictions / Hazards Present
  • No live fire training will be conducted on this training area.
  • Many fall hazards are present on this training area.
  • Chance of severe weather exists at all times during winter months.
Supporting Information

Goldmine TA Map                                                       Hospital Strip Map

Points of Contact
Range Operations:           304-791-4070
Post Operations:               304-791-4388
Environmental:                304-791-4135