Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

​Carl Doaty Jr.

or Call with questions

September 19th
10 AM
Calumet Mine
Guided tour by Garreth Patton

We will meet at the bottom of the hill
for a short meeting, then go up the
trail together for the tour, There are
new trails to check out this year. To
get to the Calumet coming up Hwy
16 just past the Redwood Bridge,
turn onto Calumet road you will find
us at the bottom. Coming in from
Hwy 385 you will turn into the
campground side of Sheridan Lake.
After you pass the beach you will
come to a Y in the road,,, Take the
right toward Blue Wing. You will find
us at the entrance into Blue Wing. ​

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The Private BHPC claims in the 
Black Hills area are :
Garnet Area Claims - BF 1 - VSP 1 & 2 - Hanna #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 9222
Rapid City, SD 57709

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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“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
― Thomas Jefferson

Get Involved to Protect Your Rights

Write Your Legislators Today

​Mike Rounds - SD Senator
John Thune -SD Senator
Dusty Johnson - SD Representative
SD Legislature Email Contacts

John Borrasso - WY Senator
Mike Enzi - WY Senator
Liz Cheney - WY Representative
WY Legislature Email Contacts
Sept. 2020
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Year End Party - October 10th 2020
Prairie Ridge Restaurant on the Golf Course in Box Elder

Social Hour 5pm and Dinner @ 6pm 
Business Meeting and Prize drawings to follow



Salad and dinner roll, Coffee, water and tea served with meal

$15 per person - Kids eat Free / Pre-pay or Pay at the door
Beer and wine available at the bar

!! Prospecting Law Alert !!

USFS Schedule of Proposed Action (SOPA)​

USFS proposed changes to 36 CFR 228 will change definitions of what is now permitted mining activities, and also place authority and regulation of the new definitions with the USFS. This will possibly allow the USFS to regulate the Mining Law of 1872 to the point where the activities granted by that law are no longer exercisable in a practical manner within any US National Forrest.

This SOPA is still in development and 
we need to periodically monitor this 
as it will be opened to public opinion 
later in 2020.

Remember to also contact your legislators through links provided to the right of this column, to voice your concerns.

Click below link for more info

Classic Pot Roast
roasted carrots onions and celery 
butter sauted green beans with toasted almonds. 
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo 
topped with shredded parmesan
served with a garlic breadstick
Year End Party RSVP  

We need to have a count of members who will be joining us for food and fun. 
Please respond  by mail:                         Or by email:        
 PO BOX 9222 
 Rapid City, SD 57709 
or by phone to one or four officers listed on the front of the newsletter
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$2 each
GOLD - Minimum of 10 Nuggets from .2 grams to
over 2 grams
SILVER - Minimum 5 ozs
COPPER ORE Specimens
Gold Cube
Blue bowl clean up system
Kwik Kiln Smelter
Bucket Grizzly
10 mesh to 60 mesh nesting classifier set
2—Miners Mule Packs for pan/classifier
Expedition fluid bed sluice
2—Gold scales
Multiple gift cards/certificates
Various Ore bags and more to come!

Need not be present to win. If you win we will ship your prizes to you.

Tickets can be bought at the door, at meetings or by mail:
 PO BOX 9222 
 Rapid City, SD 57709 
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YEP 2019
August 2019
June 2019

Casual Fine Dining & Golf
Breakfast -- Lunch -- Dinner

​BHPC Members present your BHPC membership card 
for a 10% Restaurant Discount!

359 N. Ellsworth Rd
Box Elder. Right on the
Golf Course