Black Hills Prospecting Club
of South Dakota
Attention all Members.
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.
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.
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.
“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
!! 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
Members visit our BHPC Sponsors.
We are excited to welcome our latest BHPC sponsor
BHPC Member discount link below
Buddy List Updated!!
March 20th, 2022
Custer Gold Discovery Days - Photos and Videos from the BHPC demonstrations!
Members and those interested in what the club is about....Don't miss the
June Club Meeting of 2023 -- Common Dig Event!
When : June 17th, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Garnet Claim Click map for directions
Potluck Assignments (First letter of last name)
G-M: Main Dish
In depth Business Meeting @ 9:00AM same place and date before regular Club meeting. This meeting is for
officers and members to address club business and issues in more depth.