South Dakota Mining Towns

South Dakota mining towns

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South Dakota Mining Towns

Distribution of South Dakota Mining Towns

The historic mining districts of South Dakota are located in the Black Hills area in the western part of the state. Despite the limited geographical extent, the historical importance of this area can not be overstated. The Lead district was the largest gold producer in the nation.

Western Mining History has only profiled the important mining cities of Deadwood and Lead, but more work on this section will happen at a future date.