Proposal Submitted for Lab at Homestake
July 2001 by Associated PressRapid City, S.D. (AP)—Scientists and a team of South Dakotans have submitted a $281 million, five-year plan to turn Homestake Mine in Lead into the world’s largest underground laboratory.
While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the state’s placer production has come from a few productive districts.
After a long winter, gold flakes swirling around in black sand at the bottom of my pan was a welcome sight.
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The areas that were mineralized with the bedded ore were huge and vast tonnages were indicated, although they had no idea at the time.
I found I could not go prospecting in areas where I did not have a mining claim and the Forest Service thought my mere presence was a danger to the forest.
In the summer of 1854, John Selkirk, a discouraged placer miner who was down on his luck and ready to go back to Massachusetts, tied his mule up in a gulch north of what is now downtown Angel's Camp.
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