|State regulators say yes to gold search|
|Monday, 10 December 2012 12:19|
The permit does not allow Valentine Mining to extract gold, but it does allow them to acquire core samples to get a better idea of what sits below the surface. The South Dakota Department of Natural Resources says they're not likely to make a decision on large-scale mining for at least one year. If mining is allowed, the Deadwood Standard Project would be the first large-scale gold mine in South Dakota in over 20 years.