Great article on people fighting the proposed uranium mining in the Southwestern Black Hills... the battle continues - one victory and one defeat. The victory - Fall River citizens win to get their ordinance on the November ballot that simply says - “URANIUM MINING IS A NUISANCE IN FALL RIVER COUNTY.” The defeat - On … Continue reading One Victory, One Defeat! Powertech is a Nuisance.
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
There was standing room only at August 1st Rapid City City Council meeting. On Monday, Aug. 1st, in a 7-2 vote the Rapid City City Council voted to pass Resolution No. 2022-069 - RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE’S FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE JENNY GULCH GOLD EXPLORATION PROJECT BY F3 … Continue reading Rapid City City Council Passed Resolution 2022-068 with Omission of Four “Whereas'”
Here you will find two letters by two separate government officials. The first is the letter from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier and Chair of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, who writes " RE: Request for Immediate Action to Withdraw Gold Mining Permits on Treaty Lands.Dear Secretary Vilsack,I write to you … Continue reading Governments Against Gold Activity
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
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.