The Black Bird is a tungsten mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 4,934 feet.
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Name: Black Bird
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 4,934 Feet (1,504 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.90667, -103.50278
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Black Bird MRDS details
Primary: Black Bird
State: South Dakota
District: Unorganized District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Black Hills National Forest
Owner Name: Canfield, Hicks And Roush
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Workings): TRENCH EXTENDS ALONG STRIKE OF VEIN. SHAFT IS NOW INACCESSIBLE.
Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN SMALL MASSES IRREGULARLY DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT THE QUARTZ. ONE UNPATENTED CLAIM OF 20 ACRES.
Reference (Deposit): U S BUREAU OF MINES, 1955, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707
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