Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past Gold Recovery Methods

Oct 27, 2015

This week’s Images of the Past features gold recovery methods at Homestake Mine.  There’s film from 1936 and 1954 and video from the 1990s and 2002 – including the final gold pour at Homestake before it was shut down. 

Wayne Paananen is with Historical Footprints Inc.  He shot a lot of promotional/instructional video for Homestake and other Black Hills mining interests over the years. He explains the mining process where .4 ounce of gold comes from one ton of ore.