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.