Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

​Carl Doaty Jr.




or Call with questions
610-927-7015



August 15th
10 AM
Garnet

Bring your own lunch -- no 
potluck due to Covid-19.



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IMPORTANT  INFORMATION  TO  ALL


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.
NO BADGE NO DIGGING!

FAIR  WARNING !

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. 
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

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
August 2020
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Click the photo below to see pictures from the BHPC meeting at VSP July 2020

!! 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 at the bottom of this column, just above the Facebook link, to voice your concerns.

Click below link for more info