The US Forest Service posted a Notice on Friday, July 8, 2022, in the Rapid City Journal. The notice marked the release of the Draft Decision on the proposed gold exploration by F3 Gold of Minneapolis in the Jenny Gulch area, less than a mile from Pactola Reservoir. Other documents that were released are: the … Continue reading U.S. Forest Service Green Lights F3 Gold! Objections Due in 45 Days
Let's fill these seat on July 5 at 9:00 AM.
NOW IT’S ABOUT LITHIUM! The south-central Black Hills now has two mining exploration projects looking for lithium in that area. If you’ve heard of lithium, it’s probably because it’s used in batteries, including electric vehicle batteries, lightweight batteries for cell-phones and laptops, rechargeable batteries, toys, and more. United Lithium has a large exploration project immediately … Continue reading Lithium: Two Companies Stake Claims in the Black Hills. Map available.
Another type of mining exploration has popped up in the Black Hills – exploration for lithium. Lithium is used for batteries, as you are probably aware. There is a lithium rush right now, because the Biden Administration has prioritized mining for materials that are used in renewable energy and electric vehicles. https://bhcleanwateralliance.org/know-the-issue/lithium-rush/ United Lithium Corp., … Continue reading Lithium – Another Rush to Mine in the Black Hills
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.