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December 04, 2012 08:37 AM

Gold Exploration Resumes At Site Of Leak In SD

KEYSTONE, SD

Work has resumed at a gold exploration drilling site in western South Dakota where a leak occurred last week.

The site was shut down when bentonite leaked into Battle Creek near Keystone. Bentonite is a claylike material used as a drilling lubricant.  State officials do not expect any environmental damage.

Mineral Mountain Resources Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, is exploring for gold in the area.

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