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GOLD IN SOUTH DAKOTA - GOLD MAPS FOR GOLD PANNING, METAL DETECTING AND PROSPECTING WITH OVER 300 GOLD SITES. GOLD MAPS ARE GREAT FOR GOLD PANNERS, PROSPECTORS, ROCK HOUNDS, CAMPERS, AND GEOLOGIST. THE LOCATION AND MINERAL OCCURRENCE OF GOLD FOR THESE SITES CAME FROM EXTENSIVE RESEARCH OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA DATA FILES FROM THE U.S.G.S. DOCUMENTS. GOLD MAPS INCLUDE GPS DATA AND WERE PREPARED IN THE AREAS OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN WHICH THE MOST OCCURRENCE OF GOLD HAS BEEN FOUND AND ARE LISTED BELOW.
There is still gold in the creeks and streams in South Dakota. The best chance to find Gold in these creeks and streams, placer deposits, and near old mines and prospects, is to know where the occurrence of gold has been found. Before you dig or pan for Gold you will need a map to show you where to look. These Gold Maps provide you with past gold mines, placers and prospect sites. The venture will be interesting and challenging. When you do make a Gold find it will be very exciting. In the past, it was not uncommon for one to find 1 to 6 ounce nuggets in the streams and placers. The days of easy pickings may be gone, but with some luck and a lot of determination you may find a gold nugget. There are present day stories of modern day prospectors, either panning or using metal detectors, finding nuggets today. Mount Rushmore Memorial shown above.
A portion of the Gold map from the Rapid City Gold map is shown below.
The gold sites are noted and shown with a numerical number next to each site. The number is referenced to a north latitude and west longitude point. A 'P' next to a gold site indicates placer gold deposits were found in this area. The gold sites are plotted on a USGS topographic map which shows the contours of the land. The old miners / ghost towns are shown in an ellipse with name of the town or site printed in the ellipse. Gold panning is allowed in the national forest.
The cross hatched areas shows the gold maps that are for sale in the state of South Dakota.
The gold map as shown in the index above is listed below and gives the number of official recorded gold sites found in the gold maps.
|MT. RUSHMORE / RAPID CITY Gold maps - 320 Gold sites (9 Placer gold sites included)||Towns in the vicinity of the gold maps - Rapid City, Sturgis, Central City, Custer, Keystone, Hill City, Deadwood, Lead.||Black Hills National Forest, Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Ghost Towns / Miners Camps and Historical towns - 30.|
History - The black hills gold rush took place in Dakota Territory in the United States. It began in 1874 following the Custer Expedition and reached a peak in 1876-77. While most of the miners sought the placer gold in the streams, some were looking for the mother lode in hard rock. On April 9, 1876, Fred and Moses Manuel, Hank Harney and Alex Engh discovered a gold outcropping near Lead, south Dakota: they claimed their find and named it the Homestake. The Homestake gold mine produced over 40 million ounces of gold from 1878 to 2002. The mine was closed in 2002. Today, small scale prospectors still pan the creeks and streams around deadwood, Lead and in other areas of the Black Hills National Forest. There are prospecting clubs that have claim sites on the streams in this area.
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Beware of mining claims in the national forest. These folks do not take kindly to trespassers. Look before you pan.
Always look for the claim markers. To help you avoid panning in claimed areas, the bureau of Land Management (BLM),
which grants the mining claims, provides
a website to show you where active claimed areas are located. The new updated website is easy to use.
*** BLM ACTIVE CLAIMS ***
Another way to get the Township, Range and Meridian of a prospective gold site is to goto
*** TOWNSHIP RANGES FINDER ***
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These gold maps show so much map data, that besides the gold sites, you can use them to navigate and plan for fishing trips, camping trips and hiking.
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