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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District
 
Release Date: 04/01/14
Contacts: 775-753-0386    
News Release No. ELKO 2014-025

BLM Signs Record of Decision for Waterton's Hollister Underground Mine Project


ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tuscarora Field Office issued a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Waterton Global Mining Company’s (Waterton) Hollister Underground Mine Project.
 
The Hollister Underground Mine Project is an amendment to the Hollister Development Block Project Plan of Operations. The project is located approximately 47 miles northwest of Elko, 38 miles northeast of Battle Mountain, and 64 miles northeast of Winnemucca in Elko County. This project is located at the old Ivanhoe or Hollister open-pit mine site.  At full production, Waterton expects to employ an estimated 220 individuals.
 
The plan of operations consists of transitioning the existing underground exploration project into an underground gold and silver mining operation.  The project includes 222 acres of surface disturbance on both private and public land, and consists of approximately 117 acres of proposed new surface disturbance.  Facilities include the Hatter production shaft, road improvements, construction of 11.6 miles of electric power transmission lines, continued surface and underground exploration, water removal of up to 1,100 gallons per minute, the discharge of water into Little Antelope Creek, and construction of ancillary facilities.
 
A draft EIS was released for 30-day public comment on June 1, 2012 and the Final EIS was released July 5, 2013 for a 30-day public review. Copies of the Final EIS are available at the BLM Elko District Office, located at 3900 Idaho Street, Elko NV 89801, and also online at the BLM Elko District website address:  http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office/blm_information/nepa/hollister_deis__6.html
 
Questions concerning this project should be addressed to Janice Stadelman at (775) 753-0346 or by email at jstadelm@blm.gov.
 


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.
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