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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…
Houston and Pavilion Streets in Lead will soon be reconstructed to allow for better access to the Sanford Lab’s Ross Shaft, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Lead City Commission…
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…
An evaluation of the Sanford Underground Research Facility was recently conducted by South Dakota’s technology authority board of directors, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Sanford Underground Research Facility Executive Director…
The City of Lead is considering annexing 110 acres of Lawrence County Land near the Sanford Laboratory, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Annexing the county land would help facilitate upcoming…
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.…
The Sanford Underground Laboratory is ready for Neutrino Day reports the Rapid City Journal.  Neutrino Day is an annual free science festival.  The festival will include events for kids, live…
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…
The Sanford Lab in Lead's former Homestake gold mine will host Neutrino Day 2016 events on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9 at various locations in Lead, according to…
An above-ground facility at Black Hills State University in Spearfish and an underground space at the Sanford lab in Lead together make up the new Sanford Science Education Center opened…
A conveyor belt over Main Street in Lead is planned to carry 800,000 tons of rock from the Sanford Lab to the Open Cut as work begins on an international…
The Deep Undergroud Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) planned for the underground Sanford Lab in Lead will be the largest of its kind, so large that a prototype recently began testing the…
Black Hills State University in Spearfish is the regional site for a three-day conference for undergraduate women students in physics, according to a news release from BHSU and the American…
A new 100,000-gallon reservoir and 3,000 feet of new water pipe are part of an expanded fire suppression system in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead's former Homestake gold…
The search for dark matter in an old underground gold mine in Lead is getting more sensitive as scientists have worked to rule out ways that dark matter would not…
The investment Sanford Underground Research Facility received from South Dakota Community Foundation will advance the Lab's future projects by allowing the purchase of liquid Xenon for use in a next…
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,…
A new experiment designed to mimic the nuclear fusion that takes place in stars has moved into a space at the 4850 level of the underground Sanford Lab in the…
Highway Superintendent for Lawrence County Allan Bonnema recently brought a Sanford Lab excavation project slated for 2017 or 2018 to the attention of the County that would bring a noticeable…
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