The Peerless Mine is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 4,629 feet.
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Name: Peerless Mine
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 4,629 Feet (1,411 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.8906, -103.41940
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Peerless Mine MRDS details
Primary: Peerless Mine
Secondary: Monarch,Monitor,Protector Lode Clai
Tertiary: Niobium (Columbium)
State: South Dakota
District: Keystone Area
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1880
Discovery Year: 1880
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): REFER TO PL 33 (USGS PP 247) FOR GEOLOGICAL MAP OF PEERLESS SCRAP MICA HAD BEEN MAIN PRODUCT MINED WITH BI-PRODUCTS OF B AMBLYGONITE, COLUMBITE AND CASSITERITE. PEGMATITE IS WELL MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF 3 PITS (THE LARGEST PIT IS 150 FT AND 105 FT DEEP) AND A GLORY HOLE ACCESSED BY A 330 FT TUN
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS SOUTH DAKOTA. USGS PROF PAPER 247, P 175-6.
Reference (Deposit): DAKOTA. USGS BULL 380, P 144, 161.
Reference (Deposit): LINCOLN, FRANCIS C, 1937, THE MINING INDUSTRY OF SOUTH DAKOT
Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 7069, P 46-7.
Reference (Deposit): HESS, FRANK L, 1909, TIN, TUNGSTEN, AND TANTALUM DEPOSITS IN
Reference (Deposit): P 80.
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER, E D, 1939, TIN DEPOSITS OF THE BLACK HILLS. SOUTH D
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERALS ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM I
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, LINCOLN R, ET AL, 1953, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS, 1942
Reference (Deposit): SOUTH DAKOTA SCH. OF MINES BULL 17, P 31-3, 155
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