Dakota Territory is committed to creating shareholder value through the acquisition and responsible exploration and development of high caliber gold properties in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Richard Bachman and Gerald Aberle of Dakota Territory Resource Corp.In terms of total historic US gold production, the Black Hills ranks second only to the Carlin District of northeast Nevada, with the gold production of the Black Hills concentrated in a 100 square mile area known as the Homestake District.  Dakota Territory maintains 100% ownership of three mineral properties in the Black Hills, including the Blind Gold, City Creek and Homestake Paleoplacer Properties, all of which are located in the heart of the Homestake District and cover a total of approximately 2,466 acres.

img_constructionThe Homestake District is a very favorable geologic gold setting with three unique deposit types that have yielded some 44.6 million ounces gold over the past 136 years, including Proterozoic-age Homestake iron-formation gold deposits, Tertiary-age replacement gold deposits and Eo-Cambrian Homestake paleoplacer gold deposits.  Dakota Territory has based the acquisition of its Black Hills property position on more than 44 years of combined mining and exploration experience in the Homestake District and the knowledge gained from previous exploration and mining efforts.  The Blind Gold, City Creek and Homestake Paleo-placer properties offer high caliber targets for all three gold deposit types known to exist in the district, each with well documented examples of historic production in close proximity.  This extensive knowledge base offers the distinct advantage of targeting programs based on a well developed understanding of the configuration, trends and controls for each deposit model.

img_miningGold resources are not created equal and Dakota Territory believes that resource grade will play an ever increasing role in the coming years as industry focus shifts from quantity to quality and the measure of company success is expressed in terms of margin of profitability rather than ounces produced.  All three of Dakota Territory’s gold target types hold the potential for the discovery of high grade resources under shallow cover.  Homestake iron-formation and Homestake Paleoplacer gold deposits produce metallurgically simple free-milling ores with historically high recovery rates, low CAPEX requirements and low operating costs, all of which reduce project risks and increase project desirability.

The Black Hills is a safe low cost jurisdiction with well developed infrastructure and an existing experienced mining and exploration workforce. Dakota Territory believes that the low cost structure offered by the location of our projects in South Dakota further reduces project risks by allowing for the focus of capital on drilling and development rather than on non-productive costs associated with more remote locals lacking the basic infrastructure necessary to the exploration, development and production of gold.  Good projects located in difficult locals ultimately face difficulty attracting capital or partners necessary to continued project development and production. Dakota Territory believes that we have the right team for the right projects at the right place at the right time.

Blind Gold Property

The Blind Gold Property is Dakota Territory’s flagship property and is a target for both Tertiary-aged and Iron-formation gold mineralization. The Blind Gold Property is located approximately 3 miles northwest and on structural trend with the Homestake Gold Mine that, having produced approximately 40 million ounces of gold over its 125-year mine-life, is historically the largest iron-formation-hosted gold deposit in the world. Read more >

City Creek Property

The City Creek Property is a target for Homestake iron-formation gold mineralization and is comprised of twenty-one unpatented lode mining claims located one mile northeast of the Homestake Open Cut and one mile northwest of the City of Deadwood. Read more >

Homestake Paleoplacer Property

The first significant Black Hills gold event occurred approximately 1.74 billion years ago depositing more than 40 million (known) ounces of gold in the Homestake iron-formation. From the time of iron-formation gold deposition, Proterozoic erosion removed approximately 30,000 feet of compositecrosssectionrock from the earth’s crust and exposed the Homestake lode to an erosional event that distributed more than 10 million ounces of gold into drainages on the regolith surface forming very high-grade gold paleoplacer deposits. Read more >