The Cowboy Tin Mine is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,240 feet.
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Name: Cowboy Tin Mine
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,240 Feet (1,597 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.9278, -103.59720
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Cowboy Tin Mine MRDS details
Primary: Cowboy Tin Mine
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1884
Discovery Year: 1884
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): REFER TO FIGS 1-3 (WMR 377), FIGS 11+12 (PP 247, P 93-4) AND (IC 7069) FOR PLAN AND SECTIONAL VIEWS OF COWBOY TIN MINE. RESERVE ESTIMATES MADE BY BUR OF MINES STAFF (WMR 377, P 6) SH TONS AT 0.46 SR AND 640 SH TONS BROKEN ORE IN STOPES. TONS ADDED TO TOTAL FOR INFERRED. COWBOY DEPOSIT IS A WELL-DEFINED PEGMATITE-QUARTZ-MUSCOVITE- CASSITERITE VEIN. CASSITERITE OCCURS IN A GREISEN-TYPE VE WITHIN THE PEGMATITE. THESE CASSITERITE SEAMS ARE OF SHOR ICAL AND HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONS AND ARE IRREGULAR IN OCCURR
Reference (Deposit): COWBOY TIN MINE, 1945, WAR MINERALS REPORT 377, 7PP.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 247, P 91-4.
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, LINCOLN R, ET AL, 1953, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS, 1942
Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 7069, P 16-22.
Reference (Deposit): P 55.
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER, E D, 1939, TIN DEPOSITS OF THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH D
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM IC
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