Richmond Hill Gold Project
On October 14, 2021, Dakota entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Richmond Hill Property in the Homestake District, South Dakota. Under the terms of the agreement, Dakota has a three-year option to acquire 2,126 acres of surface and mineral rights with attendant facilities. Dakota issued 400,000 Shares to Barrick and will make annual Option payments of $100,000 during the option period. Dakota may exercise the Option on or before September 7, 2024, by assuming all of the liabilities and bonds associated with the Richmond Hill Property. In addition, on exercise of the option, Dakota will issue Barrick an additional 400,000 shares and grant a 1% NSR to Barrick with respect to any gold that may be recovered from the Richmond Hill Property.
The property is located in the western portion of Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA. More specifically the property lies within the Black Hills Meridian, Township 5N, Range2E covering portions of Sections 9, 10, 11, 13. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, and 34. The property is contiguous to Dakota’s
West Corridor and Blind Gold Properties and is located approximately 1/2 mile north of the producing Wharf Gold Mine (Coeur Mining). Access to the property is gained by traveling 1 mile southwest of Lead SD on Highway 85/14A to State Highway 473 and then traveling west approximately 3.2 miles to Wharf Mine Road and continuing west approximately 1.2 miles before turning and traveling 1 mile north on the Richmond Hill Road.
The Richmond Hill Property is an important component of Dakota’s exploration strategy for the Homestake District. The property includes the past producing Richmond Hill mine and the mines of the Carbonate District. The Richmond Hill mine produced ore from Tertiary breccias dominantly hosted within Precambrian units that were processed as an open pit, heap leach operation. Tertiary hosted and replacement gold mineralization, as well as possible Precambrian iron formation hosted mineralization were also identified during exploration programs in the 1980’s and 1990’s.