Gold Recovery at Homestake Mine: 1936 - 2002
Season 1 Episode 33 | 7m 24s
Film and video shot in 1936, 1954, and the 1990s through 2002 shows changes in gold recovery methods at Homestake. The process once involved stamp mills and mercury amalgamation. It also involved cynadation from the early 1900s until Homestake Mine closed in 2002. Homestake Mine in Lead South Dakota is now the home of the Sanford Underground Research Facility.
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1936 film shows operations at what was once the world's deepest gold mine.
How miners drilled, blasted, and removed ore from what was once the deepest mine on earth.
Film from 1954 shows how methods of gold recovery evolved at Homestake Mine.
Video from the 1990s shows gold recovery at Homestake Mine. Includes final pour in 2002.