GOLD Mining Threatens the Black Hills – AGAIN!

WHARF MINE/COEUR MINING

DAKOTA GOLD | F3 GOLD | MINERAL MOUNTAIN | SOLITARIO ZINC | AGNICO EAGLE | WHARF MINE

The Wharf Mine, owned by Coeur Mining, headquartered in Chicago, ILL, is the only active large-scale gold/silver mine in the Black Hills. The Wharf gold mine is an open pit, heap leach operation located in the northern Black Hills of western South Dakota, approximately four miles southwest of the city of Lead, South Dakota. The property consists of several areas of adjoining gold mineralization, which have been mined as a series of open pits since 1980s. Coeur Mining purchased it in early 2015.

Use the slider in the images below to see the comparison between what the Wharf Gold Mine looked like in 1985 to what it looked like in 2020.

On the Left is the Wharf Gold Mine in 1985 compared to the same mine on the Right in 2020.

Here is a Quiet Bird’s Eye View Video.

This Bird’s Eye view of the Massive Wharf Gold Mine shows the destruction that large-scale mining causes to the landscape. This mine uses cyanide to process minerals (gold/silver). Video Source: Coeur Wharf.

Image below shows one of the most recent Cyanide spill reported to the SD DANR Dept.

South Dakota toxic spills map can be found here.

The Wharf Gold Mine, a stone throw north of Terry Peak Ski Lodge and west of Lead, SD. Credit: Black Hills Pioneer.

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