Minerals & Mining
IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Governent Agencies to be Notified

SDCL 45-6-69 states the following: The operator shall submit notification consisting of a map of the affected area and the information required in the newspaper notice to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center, and the local Conservation District, of his intent to commence mining at a new site at least thirty days prior to beginning mining operations.

The contacts and addresses of these agencies are given below:

  1. SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Minerals and Mining Program
    Joe Foss Building
    523 East Capitol Avenue
    Pierre, SD 57501-3181
    Telephone: (605) 773-4201
  2. SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF GAME, FISH, AND PARKS
    Stan Michals - Energy and Minerals Coordinator
    SD/Game, Fish, and Parks
    4130 Adventure Trail
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    Phone (605) 394-2589
    Fax (605) 394-1760
    Or send via email to Mr Michals at Energy/Minerals.Coordinator@state.sd.us
  3. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    Lisa Nesselbeck
    State Archaeological Research Center
    PO Box 1257
    Rapid City, SD 57709-1257
    Telephone: (605) 394-1936
  4. LOCAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
    Please contact the Conservation District located in the county where the mining operation will be conducted.