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
Cleopatra Creek in the northern Black Hills in Nov 2021 - Photo by Miana Fay
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - SPECIAL MEETING ON DRAFT HARD ROCK MINING ORDINANCE WITH THE PENNINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BEGINNING AT 5:00 PM MOUNTAIN – PENNINGTON COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 130 Kansas City St., Rapid City, SD. Come and show that you are concerned about potential gold and other mining in Pennington County. This event is really … Continue reading DRAFT HARD ROCK MINING ORDINANCE TO BE HEARD AT SPECIAL MEETING
The US Forest Service has issued an important document on F3 Gold’s proposed gold project in the Black Hills -- This Environmental Assessment is a step toward possible gold exploration just upstream from Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills and a direct impact on not only water, but wildlife, such as the Bighorn Sheep birthing … Continue reading MORE LARGE-SCALE GOLD MINING IN THE BLACK HILLS?
BREAKING NEWS: Another gold exploration company has come to the Black Hills. It is named Big Rock Exploration, and it is from Minnesota. This is an inexperienced company that wants to prove it can explore by looking for gold in the Black Hills. The site where they want to explore is right by the inlet … Continue reading Pactola Needs Our Protection