Friday, September 8, 2017

Federal Document of the Month

The SD State Library is a federal depository library and provides access to print and electronic federal government publications. Print publications are available via interlibrary loan. Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.

The Homestake Gold Mine, located in the northern Black Hills, South Dakota.
'In 1874, the Custer expedition discovered placer gold in French Creek, near the present village of Custer, in the southern Black Hills. When word of the presence of gold in the Black Hills reached the outside world, the gold rush was on.'
Truly the start of something very big!
US Geological Survey Bulletin 1857-J (size: 60Mb)
The Homestake Gold Mine, an Early Proterozoic iron-formation-hosted gold deposit, Lawrence County, South Dakota
Peek inside to page J1 and J2.