Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

Kathleen Flanagan


The YEP was awesome! 

We had a very good turnout an lots of really nice prizes were won, including lots of GOLD!

 Thank You to all that were involved in preparing the party and food.
Thank You!!

We thank those members that were able to help with the 
Garnet Bridge work. It is now safe once again.


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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