DATE: November 22, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2007-12
NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONPROPOSES THE NORTH LANTERN PROJECT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office is seeking comments on a proposal (called the North Lantern Project) from Newmont Mining Corporation to mine the North Lantern gold ore deposit.
The North Lantern Project would be an amendment to Newmont’s Blue Star-Genesis Plan of Operations. The North Lantern Project is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Carlin, Nevada, in the Carlin Trend. The Project is located between the Blue Star-Genesis Mine and Carlin Mine and west of the Leeville Project.
The proposed North Lantern Project would consist of developing an open-pit, constructing a waste rock dump, constructing an ore stockpile, constructing roads (haul and light vehicle), and continued exploration within the boundary of the Blue Star-Genesis Plan of Operations. This project would not require dewatering. The proposed mine life is five years. The proposed activities would create 529 acres of surface disturbance, which consists of 407 acres of disturbance on public lands and 122 acres of disturbance on private lands.
Written comments, issues or concerns should be sent to: North Lantern Project Coordinator, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801, by the close of business on December 27, 2006.
For questions or more information, please contact Janice Stadelman by phone - (775) 753-0200, by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by mail - 3900 Idaho St., Elko, NV, 89801.