Lithium: Two Companies Stake Claims in the Black Hills. Map available.

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.

Lithium – Another Rush to Mine in the Black Hills

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

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.

Alert! Another Uranium Mining Company purchased 147 claims

UPDATES OF PROPOSED URANIUM MINING: Pegasus Resources, a Canadian uranium company, has now got a project in the southwestern Black Hills. This is a couple miles from the location of the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium project. The company has purchased 147 claims, covering about 3,037 acres, on land controlled by the Forest Service in Fall River County. Pegasus … Continue reading Alert! Another Uranium Mining Company purchased 147 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!