The Coats Dike is a tin mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,240 feet.
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Name: Coats Dike
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,240 Feet (1,597 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.92556, -103.59778
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Coats Dike MRDS details
Primary: Coats Dike
Secondary: Cowboy Group
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City 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: Harney Peak Tin Mining, Milling, And Manufacturing Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1894
Discovery Year: 1884
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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Production): IN 1889 A RICH STOPE AT THE 60 FOOT LEVEL WAS MINED.
Comment (Deposit): ORIGINALLY CONSISTED OF THREE PATENTED 10 ACRE CLAIMS, BUT IS NOW INCLUDED IN THE COWBOY GROUP.
Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE DRIFTING ON THE 60, 125, AND 225 FOOT LEVELS. THE SHAFT PASSES OUT OF THE VEIN AT THE 225 FOOT LEVEL
Comment (Geology): CASSITERITE IS ASSOCIATED WITH MICA
Reference (Production): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1955, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707.
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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