Yates Shaft Rehabilitation

  • Project Manager: Jim Witt
  • Superintendent: Dan Moller
  • Owner: South Dakota Science & Technology Authority

The South Dakota Science and Technology Authority entered into a contract with R.C.S. Construction, Inc. to revamp the Yates Shaft in preparation for the scientists to begin experiments 5,000 feet underground.

This project consisted of removing all existing utilities in the mine shaft and installing new ones. In addition, all timber was cleaned, tested and replaced as necessary in the shaft. This project employed approximately 20 experienced miners who had previously worked at Homestake Mines.