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Last Post 21 Apr 2018 03:52 PM by  Byron Hanson
Black hills South Dakota claim..??????
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Joann Blocker
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28 Feb 2015 11:09 AM

    Understand there are many regulations in Black hills prospecting.

    Would like to know if anyone has had any luck in the Husker #1 claim .....

    Going there in September. Any info would be greatly appreciated.!!!

               Thanks,  Have a golden day..!!!!

     

    Christopher Bung
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    28 Feb 2015 05:31 PM
    I can't help directly with your question, but I will be going there in June.  When I get back I'll post on my success.(1oz, 2oz, 10oz)
    FLOYD DRAY
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    01 Mar 2015 11:18 AM
    Pans, shovel and sluice, I believe needs no permits, but high bankers and dredges etc calls for a plan and permit (reclamation bond). The last time I checked I believe it was around $1500.00 per year. One would have to contact the BLM in the area your interested in. As for the husker 1, there is pretty good gold found there. Water can be shy to none in August and September as all the water is from spring thaws. The Mary Ann on Castle Creek is a good spot also. Its usually high water in the spring, but in Sept. it should be normal flow. May your pan be YELLOW!
    Joann Blocker
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    07 Mar 2015 02:42 PM

    Floyd,

    About the Mary Ann on Castle creek is that a GPAA claim, or do we need to join a nearby club.??

     

    Christopher Bung
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    08 Mar 2015 08:54 PM
    The Mary Ann, Rainbow, Husker and Miggs 1-4 are all GPAA claims. The local clubs also have their own claims for which you have to be a member of their club.
    DENNIS JANKA
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    11 Mar 2015 09:16 AM

    i've been to all the claims in south dakota the migg 1-4 are good fine gold some small pickers claims there is a private club claim to the left of the migg from the bend in the river up stream. trick on the claims move down stream from claim maker the gravels around the marker are heavely worked by the not to interested prospectors so go down stream a 100 yrds or so. the rain bow is good but the trees from the road block the claim maker a GPS is helpful here. also no ATV travel on the old railroad bed. the husker is good metal detecting area not much water. all claims NO motorized equipment can be used 12 volt recirculating systems o.k. hope this was some help

    member PLP, WMA, WORLD MUSEUM OF MINES, new49ers, GPAA,  V.P. LAST CHANCE MINERS

     

    David Mikeska
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    16 Mar 2015 10:06 PM
    Don't know about the 12V motor being ok. Forest ranger man frowned upon it at Mary Ann last year.
    DENNIS JANKA
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    17 Mar 2015 07:22 AM
    you can use a 12 volt motor with recirculating equipment. the type that has a tub that your tailings go in and you use that same water. if your pump is in a creek or stream to pump water it will be considered motorized. dumb rule but what can i say.the forestry has different rules than the BLM that's why i dropped my 2 claims in the black hills. anyway good luck this year prospecting. remember to fill your holes in and what you pack in pack out
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    17 Mar 2015 08:20 AM
    I think the guy was giving me a hard time. I wasn't even using it. It was in the duffle bag I brought up that has pans and classifiers. Now I know why my freind calls them "Ranger Dick"
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    17 Mar 2015 08:42 AM
    Posted By DENNIS JANKA on 17 Mar 2015 07:22 AM
    dumb rule but what can i say.the forestry has different rules than the BLM that's why i dropped my 2 claims in the black hills.


    Ok. Where are those at.... I wouldn't mine getting a hold of them so everyone can have fun there too
    DENNIS JANKA
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    18 Mar 2015 09:12 AM
    the claims where in pennington county just outside of hill city on the upper spring creek in section 25
    JERRY DICKEY
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    10 Aug 2015 05:29 AM
    Dennis I to would be interested in those claims or maybe you can turn the m over to gpaa . please send me info if you dont mind
    DENNIS JANKA
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    10 Aug 2015 01:13 PM
    haven't been to these claims in years so don't know what they are like now. from hill city go south to spring creek road travel about1.4 miles the old claim was on the left side of the road. if you get to a big out crop rock with a gate on the left of it you went to far.
    ELIZABETH SZOPO-POWERS
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    10 Mar 2016 01:52 PM
    Is there anyone who knows of a club that goes to the claims in south Dakota and when I am a greenhorn and would like information and dates, thank you
    DENNIS JANKA
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    11 Mar 2016 08:44 AM
    elizabeth you can contact the northwood hills chapter in deadwood contact James at BHPROSPECTING@GMAIL.COM there a great group of people i do believe they have a claim also and i'm sure they can help with whatever you need.
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    gregory scott
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    24 Jun 2016 05:34 PM
    Hey Christopher, How did your outing to the Hills Claims go? I finally joined the GPAA and am planning a trip out. Any info would be appreciated......my e-mail is Baileyd77@yahoo.com Thanks, Greg Scott
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    20 Mar 2018 09:44 PM
    There are certain exceptions that they go case by case, from what I found out, I got a mini recirculating highbanker approved without needing permit and has to be under 18 gallons a min. Not in the creek and must deposit leftover material in a depression and not directly back into the creek. Will need a recirculating unit do to no water or you could pan or use metal detector or whatever you may choose but I contacted the forest service and talked to Eric Holmes about the unit. Best of luck and may your road be filled with gold.
    Byron Hanson
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    18 Apr 2018 11:29 AM
    So you can use shovels, picks and prybars on Forrest Service lands that are open to non motorized mining equipment then? Well thats good, I hear many areas around the country are restricted to garden scoops. Can anyone say if the BHPC claims are outside of the FS watch, say just BLM? I note they require $100 upfront for part of their reclamation bond. Must have been reading SD regulations and it was out of reach to do any small motorized process for shovel dug material without an EIS and a big bond.

    What a change from just 15 years ago.
    Roger Guzek
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    20 Apr 2018 11:05 AM
    I'm heading to the hills in June...
    Would like to go to the husker claim, any advise?

    JAMES VAN HOUT
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    20 Apr 2018 07:17 PM
    Hi Roger, and Byron,
    Here is what is allowed for mining in the Black Hills without a permit. You can use a pick and shovel (like a #2), you can use a sluice box in the creeks, a recirculating highbanker powered by a battery. You cannot draw water directly from a creek with a pump, gas motor or electric.
    Roger, as of today the Husker is not flowing water and if it does (it hasn't for two years) it will most likely stop flowing by June. There is pretty good gold there so a recirculating outfit would be a good idea.
    Byron, the Black Hills is 99% US Forest and private land. BLM has very little land here. When you ask about the BHPC are you referring to the GPAA chapter or the private club. The Northern Hills Prospectors is the GPAA chapter. The BHPC claims are all on Forest Service and they require membership to use them. Forest Service told them in the past year they can not charge a fee to non club members to use their claims. Hope this helps you guys. I am no longer the president of the chapter here in SD but feel free to contact me. I am still down as the contact.

    Jim Van Hout
    Byron Hanson
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    21 Apr 2018 03:45 PM
    Thanks for the info Jim.  I was referring to the private club as  noted on their about page  members could use highbankers and dredges.  Never heard of a dredge that didn't draw from the creek it was in, elec or gas.  Their members kick in $100 the first year to cover a reclamation bond of $1500 collectively so I was just wondering if they were dredging with electrics or what.  That's why I was curious which rules they did that under.







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    That is why I was noting they required $100 of members (not guests) the 1st year to pay into their reclamation bond of $1500 which covered them all presumably.  Do they get a special privilege being a club or is the Forest Service much more lenient than the SD DNR or whatever they call them?


    Byron Hanson
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    21 Apr 2018 03:52 PM
    As for water on the Husker claim, where can water be obtained or purchased nearby?  Don't recall how far it is to Sturgis or the closest ranch.  Perhaps there are public campgrounds near Sturgis with water.












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