We have identified five new gold mining companies in the Northern Hills Forest Service Ranger District with mining claims and/or have applied for mining permits. We are working to keep you informed with updates on this modern day gold rush as we learn more.
4/20/22 – NEW UPDATED MAP NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE.
In the Meantime, here are recent updated pages and CALL TO ACTIONS.
- 4/5/22 – UPDATE: CALL TO ACTION Needed for Solitario Zinc – NEW information provided.
- 4/3/22 – UPDATE: Dakota Territory Resource Corp is NOW called Dakota Gold – NEW information provided.
ONLY OPERATING LARGE-SCALE GOLD MINE IN SOUTH DAKOTA IS WHARF MINE/COEUR MINING
WE DO NOT WANT ANOTHER WHARF – Use the Image Slider to view 1985 and 2020.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIDEO – Pretty Ugly Road Trip Drive.
Take a drive with us to see an example of what a large-scale mine does to the landscape — It’s pretty ugly!
Wharf gold mine is in the Northern Black Hills and has a circumference of almost 7.5 miles. Wharf is the only large-scale mine in South Dakota and is a monster mega mine. What is really scary is that there are now ten more extraction companies that have mining claims in the Black Hills Region – Most of these claims are on the Black Hills National Forest Service land.
The Black Hills are ecologically, culturally, and historically unique and are the treaty homelands of the Lakota people. The current local economy, which is based on agriculture, tourism, and outdoor recreation, is far more prosperous than a mining-based economy and creates far less damage to the area’s land, wildlife, and water.
Join us to say NO MORE MINING! Help protect the water and land in the Beautiful Black Hills.
Don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube. Thank You.
Donate today at https://bhcleanwateralliance.org/donate
Below is an array of our blog posts and information of new gold mining threats in the Black Hills.
Individual reports are provided at these page links: