Hill City, South Dakota
The Canfield Lode is near Hill City, South Dakota. Historically the site has been associated with the Hill City Mining District which is now part of the Black Hills National Forest. The ore mined is composed of wolframite with waste material consisting primarily of quartz, feldspar and muscovite. The ore body extends 0.30 meters (0.98 feet) in width. Associated rock in this area is pegmatite from the Neoproterozoic era 1.00 to 0.54 billion years ago. The Black Hills of the Interior Plains characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SW 1/4, ON THE NORTHEAST FLANK OF SUMMIT PEAK.
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A SERIES OF OPEN CUTS AND TEST PITS
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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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FOUR QUARTZ VEINS CUT A PEGMATITE. ONE UNPATENTED CLAIM OF APPROXIMATELY 20 ACRES.