Gold Hill Lode
Keystone, South Dakota
The Gold Hill Lode is in Keystone, South Dakota. Historically the site has been associated with the Keystone Mining District which is now part of the Black Hills National Forest. Mine operations consist of surface workings. There is one known shaft. The ore mined is composed of silver and gold. The Black Hills of the Interior Plains characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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FRACTIONAL CLAIM, NOT PATENTED; GOLD IS PRESENT IN MINUTE AMOUNTS.
Workings at the site.
Physiographic area where the resource is found.
Controls on emplacement of ore such as faults or other structural features.
Other deposits in the same region.
Columbia Gold Mine
Lucky Boy Mine
Gold Hill Lode
Henry Tin Occurrence
Lucky Boy Lode
Peerless Aluminum Mine
Columbia Silver Mine
Holy Terror Mine
Bullion Mine Pennington County
* Mine bounds on map indicate the general area that a mine occupies. For an detailed map, refer to the overseeing BLM field office.
** The mine central point is based on an average of the mine's bounding box(es) and does not necessarily fall on the claim itself.
1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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