THIS IS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THE BLACK HILLS AND THOSE FEDERAL LANDS WITHIN THE RAPID CREEK WATERSHED, BUT THE FIGHT IS STILL NOT OVER!!!! Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USDA Forest Service announced a proposal to protect cultural and natural resources in the Pactola Reservoir - Rapid Creek Watershed, including … Continue reading HEADS UP! Mining Impact Study can protect Rapid Creek Watershed
Category: Northern Hills FS District
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.
Mining Claims Increased to 228,000 Acres in the Black Hills
Happy New Year to you and yours. Looks like we have our work cut out for us in 2023. Our new updated Mining Claims map is now available and we even created a new webpage to make it more easily located. This update now confirms a total of 228,000 acres of active mining claims in the Black Hills as … Continue reading Mining Claims Increased to 228,000 Acres in the Black Hills
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
Updated Mining Claims Map – Now Shows 202,000 Acres Are Under Attack in the Black Hills
Here is an updated mining claims map for the Black Hills. Claims that are new since April are in purple. Most of these are the lithium mining claims around Custer and north towards Hill City. This updated map shows that there are now over 202,000 acres of mining claims in the Black Hills as of … Continue reading Updated Mining Claims Map – Now Shows 202,000 Acres Are Under Attack in the Black Hills