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Wharf not as golden in 2013

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PIERRE -- The Wharf mine produced fewer ounces of gold in 2013, a company official said Thursday during a presentation to the state Board of Minerals and Environment.

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Wharf is South Dakota's only large-scale gold mine still operating.

Environmental Manager Ron Waterland said Wharf mined 2.3 million tons of ore and generated 56,237 ounces of gold and 57,167 ounces of silver.

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