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Mohawk Lode

The Mohawk Lode is a tin mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,200 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Mohawk Lode  

State:  South Dakota

County:  Pennington

Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)

Commodity: Tin

Lat, Long: 43.93333, -103.58250

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Mohawk Lode MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mohawk Lode


Commodity

Primary: Tin


Location

State: South Dakota
County: Pennington
District: Hill City 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

Owner Name: G. W. Coats, H. G. And P. W. Mills

Owner Name: Barium Stainless Steel Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Form: LENS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Pegmatite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cassiterite
Gangue: Beryl
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Muscovite


Comments

Comment (Development): 10 ACRE CLAIM

Comment (Deposit): OUTCROPS AS TWO QUARTZ LENSES, 150 FT APART

Comment (Workings): THERE ARE THREE INCLINED SHAFTS, 111, 42, AND 64 FEET DEEP.

Comment (Geology): CASSITERITE OCCURS AS DARK-BROWN TO BLACK CRYSTALS AND MASSES AS MUCH AS 2 INCHES ACROSS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH CLOTS, MASSES, AND STREAKS OF MUSCOVITE AND BERYL.

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


References

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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