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Holy Terror Mine

The Holy Terror Mine is a gold mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 4,400 feet.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Holy Terror Mine  

State:  South Dakota

County:  Pennington

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 43.8975, -103.42056

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Holy Terror Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Holy Terror Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Tungsten


Location

State: South Dakota
County: Pennington
District: Keystone District


Land Status

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


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1894
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Muscovite


Comments

Comment (Location): SE 1/4 , SE 1/4 , SE 1/4 , SE 1/4

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS A FEW CM TO 0.91 M IN THE UPPER LEVELS AND FROM 0.91 M TO 1.83 M IN THE LOWER LEVELS. ABOUT 30 M LONG AT THE SURFACE, BUT LENGTHENED TO MORE THAN 305 M ON THE 152 M LEVEL. GRADE OF ORE DECREASED AS VEIN THICKENED.; DIP = 70 - 80 NE ; DIP = 70 - 80 NE

Comment (Commodity): TUNGSTEN OCCURRENCE QUESTIONABLE

Comment (Production): SEE RECORD 'KEYSTONE MINE'

Comment (Development): SIX PATENTED CLAIMS, NINE LEVELS


References

Reference (Deposit): ROBERTS, W. L., AND RAPP, GEORGE, 1965 , MINERALOGY OF THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN 18

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, AND SOUTH DAKOTA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1975 , MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF SOUTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 16

Reference (Deposit): US BUREAU OF MINES, 1955 , BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2 , BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707 .

Reference (Production): US BUREAU OF MINES, 1955 , BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART 2 , BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7707


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