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  1. #1

    Feb 2013
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Mining Claims in the Black Hills National Forest

    What is the easiest way to find out where the claims are located in the Black Hills National Forest? I was hoping there might be a map overlay for google earth or something along those lines but haven't been able to find anything yet. I'd like to swing a metal detector without getting on someone's bad side. It would be nice if a person could carry a gps so he knows he's not on anyone's claim by accident.

  2. #2
    Feb 2013
    Black Hills, SD
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    This is something i have been fighting with for years in the hills. Many claim holders do not maintain their markers. In many cases it is not the claim holders fault, as folks often tear them down. Your best bet would be to contact the BLM in Montana and request claim informtion on the sections of the hills you are interested in. I normally get claim information back within a week after it is requested.



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