Release Number: BMFO 2005-12
For Release: February 1, 2005
BLM REQUESTS COMMENTS ON PLAN OF OPERATIONS: CRESCENT VALLEY TURQUOISE MINE
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain Field Office (BMFO) has received a Plan of Operations for a small turquoise mine located approximately 18 miles southwest of the town of Crescent Valley, Lander County, Nevada. The project life span would be approximately 10 years.
The total surface disturbance resulting from this project would be 0.36 acres, of which 0.3 acres is on land previously disturbed by operations conducted during the 1960s. Construction of a safety berm around the high wall would cause 0.06 acres of new surface disturbance. Two light vehicles, a generator, a backhoe, and an air compressor with jackhammers will be used during operations. At the end of operations, a 320B excavator would be used to accomplish earthwork reclamation and the disturbed area would be seeded with a BLM-approved seed mixture.
The BMFO will be accepting public comments on the Plan of Operations for 30 days.
If you have any comments, or would like to review a copy of the Plan, please contact Caleb Hiner at (775) 635-4052, or Steve Drummond at (775) 635-4160, or write to:
Bureau of Land Management
Battle Mountain Field Office
Attn: Caleb Hiner
50 Bastian Road Battle Mountain, NV 89820
The Plan of Operations can also be viewed at www.nv.blm.gov.
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