CR Briggs Corporation is proposing to implement the "Goldtooth South" (GTS) Project at the Briggs Mine in Inyo County, California. The GTS Project would occur entirely within the existing 2,363-acre area and is recognized by Inyo County as the Briggs Mine "Permit Area." The Project would result in an increase in the footprint disturbance of approximately 94 acres in the southern portion of the Briggs Mine. The Project would extend the mine life by approximately three to five years. A Mining Extension Application was provided to the Ridgecrest office of the Bureau of Land Management and the Inyo County Planning Department by Briggs in October 2009 for the Project.
Public comment on the proposed expansion will be accepted until August 31, 2011. Comments should be made in writing and addressed to:
Bureau of Land Management
Ridgecrest Field Office
Attn: Goldtooth South Project
300 S. Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
For further information contact Randy Porter, BLM Ridgecrest Field Office, at (760) 384-5452.