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Two Mines in Running for Underground Lab

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Science  29 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5735, pp. 682
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5735.682a

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On 21 July, the U.S. National Science Foundation chose two established mines--the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, and the Henderson Mine in Empire, Colorado--as possible sites for a multipurpose underground laboratory, passing over sites that would have required builders to excavate thousands of feet of rock.