The White Whale Group is a tin mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,161 feet.
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Name: White Whale Group
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,161 Feet (1,573 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.92639, -103.56111
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White Whale Group MRDS details
Primary: White Whale Group
Secondary: White Whale No. 1
Secondary: La Grande
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Black Hills National Forest
Owner Name: Harney Peak Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Geology): SMALL GRAINS OF CASSITERITE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH FELDSPAR AND MICA
Comment (Deposit): 4 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING 40 ACRES. THE COLOSSAL PART OF THE DIKE WAS 10 - 15 FT WIDE. THE MEWONITOC AVERAGES 8 FT AND THE WHITE WHALE NO. 1 WAS 15 FT WIDE AND 200 FT LONG.
Comment (Workings): THE COLOSSAL WAS DEVELOPED BY A 20 FT SHAFT AND A 75 FT ADIT. THE MEWONITOC HAD A 300 - 400 FT DRIFT, 40 FT SHAFT, AND AN OPENCUT. THE WHITE WHALE NO. 1 HAD A 75 FT INCLINED SHAFT.
Comment (Production): FROM THE MEWONITOC
Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1955, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707.
Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, W.L., AND RAPP, GEORGE, 1965, MINERALOGY OF THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN 18
Reference (Production): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1955, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707
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