New gold exploratory filed

In November 2020, Mark Hughes filed a Notice of Intent to Conduct Mineral Exploration with the SD DENR. Following some controversy over inaccuracies in the application, Hughes filed a revised Notice of Intent in March 2021.

Hughes is proposing to explore for gold, tantulaum, garnet, hematite, and dolamite southwest of Custer, on Forest Service land.

Read moreĀ here.

Map of proposed Mark Hughes exploration area (DENR)