Whistler Gulch Gold Project
The Whistler Gulch Gold Project was staked between June and September 2021 and is comprised of 594 unpatented claims covering a total of approximately 10,128 acres located in the western portion of Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA. More specifically the claims lie within the Black Hills Meridian, Township 4 N, Range 2 E, covering portions of Sections 2, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 36, and Township 4 N, Range 3 E, covering portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, and Township 4 N, Range 4 E, covering portions of Sections 18, 19 and 31, and
Township 5 N, Range 3 E, covering portions of Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35 and 36.
The South Lead portion of the property is not contiguous but is generally located south of the City of Lead extending as a band approximately 9 miles across the southern end Homestake District from
Highway 85/14A at the west side to US Highway 385 on the east side. Multiple points of access to the property are gained from the paved State and Federal highway systems, as well as from numerous all-weather secondary paved and gravel roads maintained by Lawrence County. A network of BLM and Forest Service roads also cut the property. The Whistler Gulch section of the property is generally located immediately south
of the City of Deadwood and extending south and east from Whistler Gulch. Access to the property is gained from the streets within the City of Deadwood, US Highway 385 along at the western property boundary, and from numerous all-weather gravel roads maintained by Lawrence County. A network of BLM and Forest Service roads also cut the property.
Dakota maintains 100% ownership of the property. There are no known private surface rights owners within the bounds of the claims with all surface rights on the property under the control of the US Forest Service or BLM. Annual claim maintenance fees are $165 per claim, or a total of $98,010 for the 594 claims that comprise the 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 State regulatory agencies 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.
The South Lead / Whistler Gulch Property has been subject to extensive historic prospect and mining activity, primarily related to Tertiary-aged gold mineralization in Deadwood formation, Tertiary-aged intrusives and the Pre Cambrian basement rocks. Dakota believes the South Lead / Whistler Gulch Property also holds potential for Homestake style iron-formation hosted mineralization down plunge from the Homestake mine under cover of the younger rocks that dominate the surface.