Join us as we celebrate World Water Day on Saturday, March 25th in Rapid City, SD. This year's theme is - “Accelerate Change – Protect Black Hills Water." This event will bring awareness that together we must move swiftly to protect Black Hills Water from radioactive and destructive mining. Mining companies are coming into the … Continue reading Join us on March 25th to Celebrate World Water Day!
Category: Northern Black Hills
HEADS UP! Get Ready for the Golden Crest Public Comment Period Coming Soon.
HEADS UP! Within days, the Northern Hills Ranger District will release their Environmental Assessment (EA) of the “Golden Crest” project by the Colorado-based company Solitario Zinc. Solitario Zinc, a gold exploration company, is seeking permission to drill at 23 sites along the western edge of Spearfish Canyon. They currently have approximately 33,000 acres claimed. When … Continue reading HEADS UP! Get Ready for the Golden Crest Public Comment Period Coming Soon.
Northern Hills Forest Service Announces Solitario Zinc’s Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project
ALERT: Northern Hills Forest Service Announces Solitario Zinc's Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project - Public Comment Requested by Sept. 2nd. The Northern Hills District of the US Forest Service has issued a notice that public comment is wanted on a proposed gold exploration project by Solitario Zinc called the Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project. Solitario … Continue reading Northern Hills Forest Service Announces Solitario Zinc’s Golden Crest Exploration Drilling Project
A Must Read: An Excellent Piece on the Second Gold Rush in the Black Hills by Dr. Jarding
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
Updated Claims Map – 184,400 Acres of the Black Hills National Forest are Under Claims.
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.
Northern Black Hills: More Information on Two Gold Companies! CALL TO ACTION!
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!