U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Rock Gathering in the Colorado River Valley Field Office|
Mineral materials are available through permits within the Colorado River Valley Field Office. Decorative stone and pit run are available over-the-counter with a BLM 30-day permit through established community pits which have previously been cleared for sensitive values. However, in some cases other materials might also be collected from BLM lands through an application process for obtaining a permit. See below for application process. All permits can be obtained for a fee according to the following schedule:
Depending on conditions, these prices are subject to reappraisal.
* No sales will be completed for less than a ton.
If mineral materials are requested from areas outside of the currently established sites, an application must be filed with the local BLM office that addresses the following:
The application would have to include volumes sufficient to cover the costs of processing the application and performing the necessary resource clearances. In some cases, clearances may have to be contracted out at the buyer's expense. Certain conditions of operations designed to protect the environment in the area would be added to any operations permit. Access would be limited to periods of dry soil conditions, creating no new roads or trails. Also, it may not be always be possible to drive directly to all of the material, requiring some to be transported by hand. A bond may also be required. Any unauthorized removal of mineral materials from public lands could result in assessment of trespass damages.
Normally, allow approximately 6-8 weeks for the local office to process an application. Contact the local Field Office for further information at (970) 876-9000.