Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Homestake Strikes Gold Again: National Science Foundation Selects Former South Dakota Gold Mine as Deep Underground Science Site


BERKELEY, Calif., July 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen Homestake, a former gold mine in the Black Hills, near Lead, South Dakota, as the site for a multipurpose deep underground science and engineering laboratory. The proposal, chosen from a field of four finalists, was prepared by a multi-institutional collaboration of researchers and submitted to an NSF site selection panel through the University of California (UC) at Berkeley. Leading the "Homestake Collaboration" was Kevin Lesko, a physicist who holds a joint appointment with UC Berkeley and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Homestake picked for underground lab

South Dakota site is first among four finalists

The National Science Foundation has chosen Homestake gold mine in Lead as the site for a proposed national underground science laboratory, state officials announced today.
(For a timeline of the Homestake mine's journey from gold discovery to the NSF announcement as the site for a national deep underground science lab, click here. For a review of the four sites that were vying for the distinction, visit our Final Four of Physics section.)
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