1872 Act Of Congress Mandates Mining

Jan 20, 2020

Reno Red Cloud, left, stands with Black Hills attorney and author Mario Gonzalez. The two attended the open house at Mystic District headquarters of the U.S. Forest Service.
Credit Victoria Wicks

The U.S. Forest Service is not allowed to say no to mining, but it can insist on protections for surface resources. That fact emerged during an open house held at the Mystic District station in the Black Hills last week.

Jessica Eggers, NEPA planner for the U.S. Forest Service, Mystic District.
Credit Victoria Wicks

A Minneapolis prospecting company, F3 Gold, wants to drill exploratory holes near Pactola Reservoir in the Silver City area, and residents showed up to ask questions and express concerns.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.