The First Find Claim is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,597 feet.
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Name: First Find Claim
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,597 Feet (1,706 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.8631, -103.60580
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First Find Claim MRDS details
Primary: First Find Claim
Tertiary: Niobium (Columbium)
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.
Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1890
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): CASSITERITE AND COLUMBITE EXPOSED ON OUTCROP ALONG HIGHWAY MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF SMALL PROSPECT PITS AND CUTS.
Reference (Deposit): DAKOTA. USGS BULL 380, P 142.
Reference (Deposit): HESS, FRANK L, 1909, TIN, TUNGSTEN AND TANTALUM DEPOSITS IN
Reference (Deposit): P 64.
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM IC
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