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SOLD at 2010 Jun 19 @ 16:19UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Historical collection of assay office items originally from Black Hills Mining town of Pactola, SD. Town of Pactola was founded 1870's after gold discovery in Black Hills but flooded out ending up under water of Pactola Reservoir by 1956. Collection originally from Black Hills Mining town of Pactola, SD. Town of Pactola was founded 1870's after gold discovery in Black Hills but flooded out ending up under water of Pactola Reservoir by 1956. Collection of items was saved by then Custer resident Carl Wiehe who owned and operated the Frontier Museum where it was displayed for many years. The Frontier Museum was a family ran Museum originally located at Custer State Park and in the 1950's moved to town of Custer SD. and featured a write up in 1956 by the National Geographic Magazine. After closing in the 1960's the items went into storage but include everything as was displayed in the museum which includes the original cage door, gold scales with weights, smelting spoon, carbide lamp, miners candle stick, Ways Bocket Smelter kit, ingot molds, early gold pan, mortars and pestles, early photos of a mine speculator (original early family member of the Wiehe family) 1893 hard bound Interstate Corporation record book for Harvest Mining Co. incorporated in Pactola SD in 1903 which was also used as the guest register for the museum, Charles Parker assay bag, old Pactola addressed letters, ore samples and three specimen vials of Black
Estimated At: 2500 - 5000