Minerals and Mining Program - Forms & Applications
Forms and applications for the following permits and licenses can be downloaded in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Formats. Some of these forms can be completed on-line. To view the PDF files, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat software.
- Small Scale Mine Permit (Operations that extract and process minerals such as gold, silver, uranium, precious metals, coal, bentonite, dimension stone, and decorative stone that disturb less than 10 acres and extract less than 25,000 tons annually)
- Large Scale Mine Permit (Operations that extract and process minerals such as gold, silver, uranium, precious metals, coal, bentonite, dimension stone, and decorative stone that disturb more than 10 acres and extract more than 25,000 tons annually)
- Exploration Permit (Mineral exploration)
- Uranium Exploration Permit (Uranium exploration)
- Mine License (Operations that extract construction aggregate; pegmatite minerals; limestone, iron ore, sand, gypsum, shale or limestone used to make cement; or dredge for commercial resale)
You can submit the completed mine permit, exploration permit, and mine license forms to:
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Minerals and Mining Program
Joe Foss Building
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
If you have any problems downloading these forms, please contact Eric Holm or call (605) 773-4201.