ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Wells Field Office announces the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Newmont Mining Corporation’s (Newmont) Long Canyon Mine Project for a 30-day public review period.
The Long Canyon Mine Project is located approximately 30 miles east of Wells, Nev., in Elko County.
The proposed mine would be located on the eastern side of the Pequop Mountain Range and five miles south of Interstate 80 at the Oasis exit. Currently, Fronteer Development, a subsidiary of Newmont, is authorized to disturb up to 115 acres for exploration purposes. The associated disturbance for the proposed operations would increase to 1,631 acres of public land, including 480 acres of split estate lands of federal surface and private subsurface. The projected life of the mine is eight to 14 years, including construction, operations, closure and post-closure monitoring. An estimated annual workforce would be approximately 300 to 500 people during the life of the mine.
The public review period began Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 when the Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register. Copies of the FEIS are available at the BLM Elko District Office, located at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko NV 89801, and also online at the BLM Elko District website address: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office.html
Questions concerning this project should be addressed to Whitney Wirthlin, Project Lead, at (775) 861-6568.
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