Lead in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Spargo Hoist & Sinking Bucket
Homestake Mining Company
— Lead, South Dakota —
The sinking bucket was the primary device used to gain access to the bottom of the shaft. Once the bucket was at the bottom, the broken rock was shoveled into the bucket until it was full and hoisted to the working level. Initially, broken rock was shoveled by hand, eventually more efficient and safer mechanical methods were developed to muck the rock.
Erected by Black Hills Mining Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 44° 21.103′ N, 103° 46.035′ W. Marker is in Lead Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 West Main Street, Lead SD 57754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ore Cars (here, next to this marker); Man Car (here, next to this marker); Man Car / Ambulance (a few steps from this marker); Overshot Mucker (a few steps from this marker); Battery Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Compressed Air Locomotive #9 (a few steps from this marker); The Homestake Opera House & Recreation Building (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lead.
More about this marker. Marker is a metal plaque mounted directly on the subject machine.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.