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Homestake Mine

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When Fred and Moses Manuel discovered a large vein of gold in a rocky outcropping three miles south of Deadwood in 1876, they had no idea of its significance. ...

The Story of Lead

When gold was discovered on French Creek near present-day Custer in 1874, miners descended upon the Black Hills in search of fortune. Initial pickings were slim...

Mystery Monday Week 2 Revealed

On Monday, we posted the following photo and asked you to identify the location. This one proved tricky...but hey, we don't blame you for being stumped!...

The Black Hills Gold Rush

The Black Hills Gold Rush began in 1874, when Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led a group of over 1,000 men from Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota ...
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Lead’s Cultural History

The Sanford Lab states that Lead has been called the richest 100 square miles on the entire planet. During its 126 years of mining, more than 41 million ounces ...
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Hearst Legacy in the Black Hills

While the Hearst name is widely associated with publishing today, the Hearst influence on mining in the Black Hills is wide and deep in its scope. While it is G...
Homestake Museum

Homestake and Neutrinos

A Tiny Look at a Large Opportunity The name Homestake is synonymous with the Black Hills region, but the word neutrino is not. Well, at least not outside of ...
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Nuggets of Homestake Mine

Moses and Fred Manuel discovered the Homestake Ledge on April 9, 1876; sank a shaft in the side of a draw; built a crude mill and took out $5,000 worth of gold ...