The Cowboy Lodes is a tin mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,240 feet.
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Name: Cowboy Lodes
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,240 Feet (1,597 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.92667, -103.59750
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Cowboy Lodes MRDS details
Primary: Cowboy Lodes
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Black Hills National Forest
Owner Name: National Tin Corp.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1883
Year Last Production: 1920
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: IN 1888 A TEST SHIPMENT WAS SENT TO ENGLAND AND INDICATED ABOUT 0.5 % TIN
Comment (Production): ITEM 17 - SEVERAL TONS OF CONCENTRATE.
Comment (Commodity): CASSITERITE IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH FINE-GRAINED MICA. MUCH BROKEN ORE IS SAID TO REMAIN IN THE LOWER STOPES.
Comment (Location): NW 1/4 OF SEC 36 AND COMMON CORNER OF SECS. 25, 26, 35, 36
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ-MICA VEIN, TRACED ON SURFACE FOR 200 FT AND 425 FT ON THE 100 FOOT LEVEL; NARROWS WITH DEPTH. AVERAGE STOPING WIDTH 2.5 FT. CASSITERITE IS FOUND IN 2 LARGE SHOOTS. THREE PATENTED 10 ACRE CLAIMS.
Comment (Workings): A 100 FOOT AND A 300 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT WITH RAISES AND 2150 FEET OF LATERAL WORKINGS. STOPING DONE AT 100 FOOT LEVEL AND BETWEEN THE 100 AND 200 FOOT LEVELS
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
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