Richmond-Sitting Bull Mine, Galena District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
Ref.: Rocks & Min.: 60:111. Ore is at the "Upper" contact zone, Cambrian Deadwood formation.
REF: "The Mines Around and Beyond", Joel K. Waterland, 1991, pp 139 - 148.
Originally located in September, 1876. Two companies, the Sitting Bull (Sitting Bull and Tiger Tail claims) and Richmond (Silver Terra, Fraction and Surplus Claims) owned adjoining properties. By 1883, the Sitting Bull company had mined into Richmond company property and litigation ensued. A bench trial was agreed upon by both parties (to reduce the risk of bribery and jury tampering) and lasted 56 days, calling 95 witnesses. Sitting Bull claimed the right to follow the ore under the Apex Law, but the court found in favor of the Richmond company under the Blanket Formation rule. The Sitting Bull company was liquidated and the Richmond obtained its properties. Mining continued until mid 1891 when ore depletion and low silver prices forced closure.
The Richmond-Sitting Bull Mining Company was formed in 1905. Sporadic activity occurred under various owners until 1922, but very little ore was produced.
18 entries listed. 18 valid minerals.
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Locality Updated: Challenge deposit, Emerald Lake Hills, San Mateo Co., California, USAFrom Brent Thorne, 7th Dec 2013 23:31:03