Jenny Gulch Exploration Drilling Project – Public Information Meeting

Contact(s): Scott Jacobson, 605-440-1409

Rapid City, SD, Jan. 7, 2020 – A public meeting will be held on January 16, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to discuss an exploratory gold drilling proposal by F3 Gold, LLC (F3). The meeting will be held at the Black Hills National Forest, Mystic Ranger District Office, 8221 S. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702. 

F3 is proposing the Jenny Gulch Exploration Drilling project (project). The project involves exploratory drilling in up to 42 locations north of Silver City, Pennington County, South Dakota in Sections 19, 30, 31, T2N R5E and Sections 13, 14, 24, 25, T2N R4E.

F3 has submitted a Plan of Operations to conduct exploration on their claims located on National Forest System (NFS) lands. A short presentation will be provided at 6:00pm to discuss details of the plan. The Plan of Operation is tentative and may be subject to change based on the forthcoming environmental analysis.

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s (FS’s) initial review proposes to evaluate this project as an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As a result, documentation of an EA will be prepared to facilitate planning, decision making and public disclosure. The scoping document can be found on the black hills national forest website:

Public comments on the project may be provided at the public information meeting. Comments can also be submitted via mail to 8221 S. Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702; via email ( with “F3 Jenny Gulch Exploration Project” as the subject; or by fax (605-343-7134). Comments are requested by February 5, 2020. Comments submitted, including names and addresses of commenters, are public information. 

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