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DATE: January 22, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
e-mail: Mike_Brown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2007-28

TUNGSTEN EXPLORATION PROJECT PROPOSED

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal from Galway Resources U.S. Inc., to conduct tungsten exploration activities north of Montello, Nev.

The Indian Springs Exploration Project is about 50 miles northeast of Wells, Nev., and about 7 miles northwest of Crittenden Reservoir on the east side of Delano Peak. Extensive exploration was conducted from 1968 to 1986. The proposed exploration is to determine if deposits exist which can be mined economically.
The proposed Indian Springs Exploration Project would consist of tungsten exploration activity including: core drilling, bulk sample trenching, water well and monitoring well drilling. The proposed activities would create 39 acres of surface disturbance.

Tungsten is used for filaments in incandescent light bulbs and to modify the strength of steel.

Written comments, issues or concerns should be sent to: Indian Springs Exploration Project Coordinator, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, by the close of business on February 23, 2007. Comments will be used to guide the preparation of the environmental analysis, which will analyze the proposed action for the potential impacts and address issues and concerns.

The Proposed Indian Springs Exploration Project Plan is available on line at http://www.nv.blm.gov/elko/minerals.htm. For questions or more information, please contact James Lindsay (775) 753-0342, email jlindsay@nv.blm.gov, or mail to the BLM Elko Field Office.

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