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Tin Mountain Mine, Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 44' 49'' North , 103° 43' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.7469444444, -103.720555556
Other regions containing this locality:North America

An Li-Cs-Be-niobium-tantalum-mica-quartz mine in pegmatite located in secs. 35, 36, T.3S., R.3E., at Fourmile near Custer.

Mineralization is an irregular, L-shaped, zoned pegmatite body in schist.

Workings include 12 open cuts, 2 tunnels and a shaft with 2 levels and stopes.

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48 valid minerals.

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Meeves, H., et al (1966), Reconnaissance of beryllium-bearing pegmatite deposits in six western states, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8298: 32 (Table A-1).

Januzzi, R.E. and Seaman, David M. (1976) Mineral Localities Of Connecticut and Southern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World.

Rocks & Minerals: 60: 117-118.

Staatz, M. H.; Page, L. R.; Norton, J. J.; Wilmarth, V. R. (1963) Exploration for beryllium at the Helen Beryl, Elkhorn, and Tin Mountain pegmatites, Custer County, South Dakota. USGS Prof. Paper 297C.

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