Dr. Lilias Jarding has written an excellent piece on the history of gold mining, and the current gold rush, in addition to uranium and rare earths mining issues that is happening now in the Black Hills, published by the SD Standard Now (Much appreciated!) Lilias writes: As of the end of January, 148,000 acres of the Black … Continue reading A Must Read: An Excellent Piece on the Second Gold Rush in the Black Hills by Dr. Jarding
Black Hills Clean Water Alliance has updated the map of mining claims in the Black Hills, as of April 20, 2022. According to the federal government's 1872 Mining Law, a company or individual who has a mining claim has the right to explore and, if they find anything, the right to mine. However, State and County laws … Continue reading Updated Claims Map – 184,400 Acres of the Black Hills National Forest are Under Claims.
We Have Gathered More Facts and Now We Need Your Help to Stop Gold Exploration! These two gold companies listed below are part of a larger gold rush in the northern Black Hills. According to US Forest Service staff in March 2022, there are no public lands still available for mining claims in the northern … Continue reading Northern Black Hills: More Information on Two Gold Companies! CALL TO ACTION!
Cleopatra Creek in the northern Black Hills in Nov 2021 - Photo by Miana Fay
Gilt Edge - A Superfund Site of toxic mining waste ponds in the northern Black Hills.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - SPECIAL MEETING ON DRAFT HARD ROCK MINING ORDINANCE WITH THE PENNINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BEGINNING AT 5:00 PM MOUNTAIN – PENNINGTON COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 130 Kansas City St., Rapid City, SD. Come and show that you are concerned about potential gold and other mining in Pennington County. This event is really … Continue reading DRAFT HARD ROCK MINING ORDINANCE TO BE HEARD AT SPECIAL MEETING