Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

Kathleen Flanagan

Call To Action !

Comment by December 23rd! 

concerning Forest Service mineral withdrawal areas on Black Hills National Forest.

It is important to voice your concerns about the mineral withdrawal area. If you value your right to prospect on public land then it is imperative that you make your voice heard. Numbers do count.

Gary Mallams, President BHPC

Here are the copies of the RNA and BA on Black Hills National Forest.

Please look over and make comment by December 23,2015.


A lot of people have been prospecting on private BHPC claims thinking they are G.P.A.A. Claims. This should clarify what claims belong to each club.

The G.P.A.A. claims in the Black Hills area are:

Migg  -  Mary-Ann  -  Rainbow  -  Husker

You must be a member of the G.P.A.A. to prospect on these claims.

The Private BHPC claims in the 
Black Hills area are :

Garnet Area Claims  - Park Placer - BF 1 - VSP 1&2

You MUST be a  CURRENT  BHPC member to prospect on these claims.


If You are not a current BHPC member and are caught prospecting on a private BHPC claim you will be arrested for mineral trespass! We have been working close with the Forrest Service, DNR, and local law enforcement to prospect according to the laws. Law enforcement is sent a monthly update of members that are allowed on the claims, if you are not on the list you will be detained and/or arrested. 

Everyone's membership is from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.
If you would like to renew your membership please send $50 to

Black Hills Prospecting Club
PO Box 386
Black Hwk SD 57718

Please make your check or money order out to Black Hills Prospecting Club

Note:  We do not pro-rate the renew price any more, it is $50 any time through-out the year.
Mission Statement

The Black Hills Prospecting Club promotes and teaches responsible mining and prospecting practices and brings together individuals for the advancement and enhancement of prospecting. We will strive to cooperate with local community organizations, State, Federal, and local governing authorities to promote prospecting in an environmentally responsible manner, and will educate the youth of the community to prospect accordingly.

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