The Coats Claim is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,331 feet.
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Name: Coats Claim
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,331 Feet (1,625 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.9247, -103.60250
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Coats Claim MRDS details
Primary: Coats Claim
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: Public Domain-U S Forest Service
Home Office: South Dakota
Info Year: 1976
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1889
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 FIG 4 (USBM IC 7069) FOR PLAN VIEW OF COATS DIKE. SMALL STOPE OF RICH CASSITERITE ORE MINED OUT ON 60-FT LEVEL 1889. CASSITERITE ASSOCIATED WITH PEARLY MICA. TRACES OF FRAMITE HAVE BEEN FOUND IN VEIN. MOST VEIN MATERIAL IS QUA MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF 2 SHAFTS (400 AND 110 FT DEEP) FLOO A 20-FT LONG ADIT AND A 25-FT OPEN CUT. UNZONED PEGMATITE DIKE OF QTZ MUSC BIOT AB AND PLAG,DIPPING CASSITERITE IS ASSOCIATED WITH MICA AND DISSEM IN QTZ TRACES OF WOLFRAMITE HAVE BEEN REPORTED A 6 FT BY 12 FT SHAFT WAS SUNK 400 FT AND EXTENSIVE DRIFTING NE ON THE 60 125 AND 225 FOOT LEVELS BELOW 225 THE SHAFT IS NO LONGER IN THE VEIN IN 1888 2670 LBS OF ORE WAS SHIPPED AND AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT WA IN 1889 HAS BEEN NO ACTIVITY AT PROPERTY SINCE 1894 AT LEAST TOP 100 FT OF SHAFT STILL ACCESSIBLE HARD COPY FILE CONTAINS FILE REPORT PLUS MAPS.
Reference (Deposit): 514
Reference (Deposit): P 53.
Reference (Deposit): THOMAS CAPT J HARNEY PEAK TIN MINES,ENG AND MIN JOUR VOL 54
Reference (Deposit): SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES BULL 12 P 62
Reference (Deposit): SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES BULL 1 P 147
Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 7069. P 22-4.
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER, E D, 1939, TIN DEPOSITS OF THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2, 1955, USBM IC
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