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FEE DIGGING

Dig your own Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline and pegmatite minerals in the Black Hills of South Dakota at our Rose Quartz Mine claim near Custer!  We are opening up our ROSE QUARTZ MINE to public fee digging during the summer months, May thru September.  Cost is $75.- per day, per person.  There is a large old tailing pile to go through and one large old main working pit with the beginning of a tunnel, this pit has alot of Rose Quartz and Tourmaline.  The mine was operated mostly for Feldspar and Mica, so all the good stuff (Rose Quartz) is still there, and alot in the Tailings.  There are also several other exposures and small pits/workings along the pegmatite on our claim, which is 20 acres.  Some of the Rose Quartz has cut stars.  It varies from pale light pink to a very deep rose red color.  We hope that you will enjoy digging on our claim and hope that you find some beauties!  Read details & info by clicking on the Fee dig product below, or scroll down the page for more info:

FEE DIG INFO AND RULES:


READ AND AGREE TO THIS BEFORE PURCHASING:

Priced at $75.- Per day, Per Person.

Each additional person is another $75.-

Each additional day is another $75

**ANYONE DIGGING, FILLING A BUCKET, OR REMOVING MINERALS NEEDS A PERMIT**

You must message us with the first & last name (as appears on govt ID) of the person/s digging to be put on the permit, and the date/s you want to dig.  ONLY ONE NAME PER PERMIT.  YOU CAN BUY ADDITIONAL PERMITS FOR MORE PEOPLE. ADDITIONAL DAYS ARE AN EXTRA PERMIT.  WE DO NOT ISSUE BLANK PERMITS and require this information for legal reasons and to prevent fraudulent digging and illegal removal of minerals..

From 8AM to 4PM on the day of your dig lease permit.

This fee dig mineral lease allows you (one person, as NAMED on the permit)  a non-exclusive right to dig, remove two (2) five-gallon buckets of minerals and rose quartz from our Rose Quartz Mine near Custer, in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

You assume ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY for you and all persons with you, We will NOT be present and you agree that we will NOT be held liable for any reason. Mines are inherently dangerous.

Upon receiving your purchase order, within 3 working days we will email or message you directions, info and links, and your written fee dig permit. We also mail to you, via USPS priority mail, an envelope containing all of this, within 3 days of your purchase.  PRINT and bring your permit/s with you. If bad weather or road conditions exists on your visit, take a photo and send it to us, and pick another date. NO REFUNDS whatsoever for any reason.

HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE and 4WD VEHICLE IS NEEDED TO GET TO THE MINE SITE. A HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE SUV OR TRUCK WOULD PROBABLY BE SUFFICIENT. THESE ARE FOREST SERVICE DIRT ROADS AND WE DO NOT MAINTAIN THEM.

RULES:
No smoking or fires. Hand tools only (pick, chisels, hammers, shovels, rakes, screen, etc). No explosives, mechanized, gas or battery powered tools. Each digger responsible for their own safety. Age 18 and over only. If you bring children you are responsible for them. Clean up after yourself and those in your party, leave the site better than you found it. Remove your trash. You must comply with all Forest Service rules & regulations and are responsible for your own actions. This is done mostly on the "Honor system" although we will check the mine and permits from time to time. You MUST show your permit to anyone who asks or you will be required to leave the mine workings/diggings immediately and forfeit any minerals. REMOVAL OF MINERALS BY ANYONE WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT IS ILLEGAL AND CONSTITUTES THEFT AND WILL BE HANDLED AS SUCH....  Sorry I have to say this but it is a warning...  If violations or problems occur I will no longer allow fee digging so please don't mess this up for everyone else and follow the rules! Thanks!

BECAUSE YOUR FEE DIG PERMIT IS A CUSTOM MADE ITEM FOR YOU, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, but the date can be moved due to severe weather or road access issues due to weather, rain, etc.

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