Join David Vardiman, Sanford Underground Research Facility Project Engineer for Geotechnical Design and Excavation, as he discusses Dr. Donald McLaughlin who became professionally associated with Homestake Mining Company at an early age.  McLaughlin was contracted to investigate the geologic origins of the Homestake Gold Deposit.  His investigation and subsequent interpretation of the deposit's genesis would provide defining guidance to the company's board of directors.  At risk was the question as to if the Homestake Mining Company should expend hundreds of millions of dollars into capital development or close the mine forever.  Spoiler alert!  You already know the answer, but do you know “The Rest of the Story?” Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.  In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).


  • Occurred Friday, July 19th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Historic Adams House

22 Van Buren Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

Deadwood History, Inc. oversees the operation of four unique and distinct properties. The Adams Museum is the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. The Historic Adams House is the elegant Victorian-era home where two of Deadwood’s founding families lived.

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