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FOR RELEASE: August 30, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
Email: mbrown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-104

TUNGSTEN EXPLORATION PROJECT APPROVED

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office has approved 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 exploration is needed to determine if deposits exist which can be mined economically.

The Indian Springs Exploration Project consists of tungsten exploration activity including: core drilling, bulk sample trenching, water well and monitoring well drilling. The activities will create 39 acres of surface disturbance.

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

The Project Environmental Assessment, Finding of no Significant Impact, and Decision Record are available on line at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office/blm_information/nepa.2.html or go the BLM Elko Field Office home page, click on Information, click on NEPA, and then scroll down to Environmental Assessments.

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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