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On September 11, 2000, it was announced that the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead would be permanently closed after 124 years of operation. Larry Mann, the spokesman for the mine,…
State and congressional leaders as well as scientists from across the globe have met to launch the Long-Based Neutrino lab at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, officially breaking ground on…
Ten years ago on July 10, 2007, the National Science Foundation selected the Homestake Gold Mine in Deadwood to become a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The closure…
In May 1900, the Homestake Mine produced $185,000 worth of gold ore every fifteen days, according to The Sumpter Miner. In order to maximize production at the mine, a new…
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) taking place between the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago is slated to begin construction shortly.…
On March 15, 1904, the State Convention of the Socialist Party in South Dakota gathered in Sioux Falls to elect individuals to represent the party in the upcoming state elections.…
In January 1998, the Homestake Gold Mine announced a major restructuring of mining operations to help maintain operations during a time of low gold prices, according to an annual report…
On September 28, 1888, George Hearst purchased an Edison dynamo to power 75 Edison lamps in the Golden Star Mill in Lead, South Dakota, which was installed that winter. The Golden Star…
The Sanford Underground Lab is preparing to receive and store portions of a needed 1.4 million liters of xenon gas over the next couple of years. The Rapid City Journal…
When Fred and Moses Manuel, Hank Harney and Alex Engh discovered a gold outcropping near Lead, they claimed their find and named it the Homestake.  They had located the area from…
A proposal to repurpose a defunct part of Lead's Homestake gold mining legacy has not so far found support with the mine's owner, Barrick Gold Corp., reports the Rapid City…
A new sculpture in Lead honors the legacy of the Nobel Prize winning physicist who advanced neutrino research with an experiment in the underground Homestake gold mine during the 1960s,…
The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center welcomed more than 750 people to its dedication on June 30, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Lead’s newest tourist attraction and historical center, an…
The Grand Opening of Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in Lead was held on the Open Cut Observation Deck yesterday, June 30, reports the Rapid City Journal. Governor Dennis Daugaard…
Instruments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead recorded the earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25, according to the Sanford lab website.  A team from the Deep Underground…
Dr. Michael Cherry, Dean of the Physics Department at Louisiana State University, worked for eight years with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Ray Davis on his solar neutrino experiment at Homestake…
An experiment now under construction at the underground Sanford Lab in Lead will pursue one of humanity's most basic quests -- the makings of stardust, if you're a romantic, or…
The Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead will host a celebration in honor of its 100th anniversary with events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Black Hills Pioneer reports. The back…
Construction of the new Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center began Monday, June 30. The ceremony took place on the patio of the current visitor center located in Lead at 160 West…
An annual review by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation gave high marks to one of the experiments at the Sanford underground lab in the former…
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