Black Hills Prospecting Club 
of South Dakota
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Attention all Members.

Membership Questions!

​Carl Doaty Jr.

or Call with questions

VSP Claim
25145 Co Hwy 286,Custer,SD
(Hwy 286 aka Upper French Creek Rd)

Saturday May 25th
@ 10:00 AM 

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

Here are the copies of the RNA and BA on Black Hills National Forest


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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May 2019
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​2ND Annual Kathleen Flanagan Metal Detecting Outing
May 18th 10:00 AM
Old Storybook Island Rapid City,SD
Come out and Join us for a day of free fun, great prizes and good food.

Meeting at 10 am, 
Metal Detecting to follow.

Lunch around noon.

There will be a potluck lunch. We will
provide hot dogs,drinks, plates and silverware. 

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