PROPOSED MINE

VMC holds Permit 416 (issued in 1984) from the SD DENR for their Deadwood Standard Project. This proposed project is located near Spearfish Canyon, just south of Bridal Veil Falls and the so-called “Devils” Bathtub.

VMC map (DENR)
VMC map (DENR, VMC)

To begin mining, VMC still needs to post reclamation bonds with SD DENR and needs a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from Lawrence County. In fall 2020, VMC applied for their CUP from the county and got unanimously rejected by first Planning and Zoning and then the full County Commission.

Interactive project map

All Rights Reserved