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Elko District Office
Release Date: 05/02/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-042

BLM releases EA on Kinsley Mine Exploration

ELKO, Nev.--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Wells Field Office is releasing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Pilot Gold’s (USA) Inc. (Pilot) Plan of Operations for Kinsley Exploration Project for public review until May 30.

The project is located in the Kinsley Mountain Range, approximately 38 miles south of West Wendover, Nev. Public scoping was conducted in December 2012.

Pilot proposes to increase surface disturbance at their existing exploration project from 4.79 acres to 60 acres to conduct exploration drilling and construct drill pads and access roads. Much of the disturbance will be within or adjacent to the previous Kinsley Mine location.

The proposal also includes construction of water wells and maintenance roads and the extraction of gravel for road improvements from an existing gravel location near the project area, making the total proposed disturbance about 100 acres. The Kinsley Exploration Project will be permitted through both the BLM and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).

The EA is available on the BLM Elko District website:

Questions concerning this project should be addressed to Gerry Miller by phone at (775) 753-0372 or by email at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 05-02-2013