Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

​Carl Doaty Jr.

or Call with questions

Big Dog Two
Saturday August 17th
@ 10:00 AM

See maps above in new claims announcement.

Check here for weather related meeting updates - no updates at this time.​​​

A-E : Dessert
F-M : Salad
N-Z : Hot Dish

Year End Party
MEGA Raffle Tickets
will be available
for sale at the August meeting.
$2 each 
need not be present at year end party to win!!


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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August 2019
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New Club Claims!!

200 acres of new claims All in Lawrence County 
Donated to the Black Hills Prospecting Club.

Join us at the August 17th meeting at our new Big Dog Two claim for more exciting details on several claims. Maps below (click map to enlarge) will provide directions to the Big Dog meeting site. One map shows directions from Spearfish to the north, and the other map shows access from the south from Savoy on Spearfish Canyon Road

             Route from Spearfish                      Route from Savoy (Latchstring  Restaurant)