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
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.
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
Miana Fay tabling at a recent public awareness event. BHCWA is pleased to announce that Miana Fay has joined us as our new Creative Program Assistant/Organizer. Miana is helping us advance our social media presence, which we are now on Instagram and Twitter. So please follow us on both, and share. She will also be … Continue reading Miana Fay Joins BHCWA Staff!
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!
THE BEAR LODGE IS IN PERIL BY A PROPOSED RARE EARTHS MINERALS PROCESSING PLANT! COMMENT DUE MARCH 31! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants your input by Thursday, March 31, and it’s important that you comment. Brief comments are fine! DOE is looking for likely locations for a rare earths “demonstration” facility – in … Continue reading THE BEAR LODGE IS IN PERIL! COMMENTS NEEDED BY MARCH 31