The Oreville Spar Mica Mine is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,600 feet.
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Name: Oreville Spar Mica Mine
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.8597, -103.62250
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Oreville Spar Mica Mine MRDS details
Primary: Oreville Spar Mica Mine
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: National Monument
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Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY IS NOTED FOR ITS OCCURRENCES OF SHEET MICA. CASSIT FOUND ONLY AS A MINOR OCCURRENCE. MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF A SINGLE LARGE OPEN CUT (100 FT LON FT DEEP, 10-15 FT WIDE) AND NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS.
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM IC
Reference (Deposit): P 79.
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, LINCOLN, 1955, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS, 1942-1945, BL
Reference (Deposit): HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. USGS PROF PAPER 247, P 174-5.
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