Poorman Anticline Gold Project
The Poorman Anticline Gold Project consists of 104 unpatented lode-mining claims, covering a total of approximately 1,461 acres in the western portion of Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA. More specifically the claims lie within the Black Hills Meridian, Township 4 N, Range3E covering portions of Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, and 17, and Township 5 N, Range2E covering a portion of Section 36, and Township 5 N, Range3E covering portions of Sections 30 and 31.
Dakota staked Poorman Anticline Property between February 2019 and August 2021 and maintains 100% ownership of the property. There is no known encumbrance of any kind and there are no known private surface rights owners within the bounds of the claims with all surface rights under the control of the US Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. Annual claim maintenance fees are $165 per
claim, or a total of $17,160 for the 104 claims that comprise the Poorman Anticline Property. Annual claim maintenance fees are due before September 1st of each year.
Notice must be filed with and approved by the BLM, the USFS, and the SDDANR prior to undertaking any exploration activities. The notice describes the proposed exploration activities and any remedial reclamation deemed necessary. The various government agencies review the application to ensure there will be no deleterious impacts as a result of activity on the claims prior to granting any approvals for the proposed work.
Access to the northern end of the property is gained by traveling southwest from the City of Lead on Highway 85/14A and turning onto the Kirk Road and traveling approximately 1.5 miles east. Alternately, the area can be accessed by traveling approximately 3.6 miles southwest of Lead on Highway 85/14A, turning on to County 205 south for 0.5 miles to Brownsville Road and traveling 0.8 miles east and turning north traveling approximately 2.3 miles on the Englewood Road.
The Poorman Anticline is the southwestern-most extension of the Homestake iron-formation host in the district. Gold mineralization was discovered underground on the 2600 and 4100 foot levels in the far western extents of the Homestake Mine in the 1950’s and 60’s with little known historic follow-up exploration in the Poorman Anticline closer to surface. Dakota’s targeting in the Poorman Anticline is based on the presence of the Homestake iron-formation host and projected intersections with important shear fabric that is known to have conducted fluids necessary to the deposition of gold mineralization in the northern extents of the structural corridor.