The Cassiterite Lode is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,200 feet.
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Name: Cassiterite Lode
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,200 Feet (1,585 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.9378, -103.58390
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Cassiterite Lode MRDS details
Primary: Cassiterite Lode
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
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): REFER TO FIG 10, P 90 (USGS PP 247) FOR PLAN VIEW OF CASSITE CASSITERITE OCCURS WITH MUSCOVITE AND BERYL. LENTICULAR NATU LODE AND SMALL SIZE OF VEIN PRECLUDE CASSITERITE AND BERYL MINED AS ORE. MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF 3 SHAFTS 12-, 25-, AND 30-FT DEEP A TRENCH 75 FT LONG
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM IC
Reference (Deposit): P 57.
Reference (Deposit): PAGE, LINCOLN R, ET AL, 1953, PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS, 1942
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. USGS PROF PAPER 247, P 89-90.
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