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Project: Malheur Queen Placer Project

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Vale
Resource Area: Vale DO
NEPA #: OR-030-008-06-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 3/16/2010
Summary: Revised and final version of the Malheur Queen Placer Project Environmental Assessment
Public Review Start Date : 3/16/2010
Public Review End Date : 4/19/2010
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: OR-030-08-006-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 3/16/2010
Summary: Finding of No Significant Impact for Malheur Queen Placer Project Revised Environmental Assessment
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: OR-030-08-006-EA  Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 3/16/2010
Summary: Decision Record for Malheur Queen Placer Project Revised Environmental Assessment
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 3/16/2010
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 4/19/2010
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Minerals
NEPA #: OR-030-08-006  Environmental Assessment / FONSI
Document Publish Date: 8/31/2009
Summary: The Proposed Action would occur on the southern slope of the divide between Willow Creek and Burnt River. The Project area is approximately 1.2 miles northwest of Malheur Reservoir, 5.5 miles south of the Burnt River and 47 road miles northwest of Vale in the Shasta Mining District in Malheur County, Oregon. The general location of the project area is within T. 13 S., R. 41 E., Section 29, 30, 31, and 32, Willamette Meridian (33). Eldorado Resources, LLC proposes to mine placer gravel, sand, and silt sized material within and adjacent to two north-northwest-trending perennial stream channels and two intermittent stream channels. The Malheur Queen Placer Project would be a conventional gold placer operation whereby the gold-bearing gravels and tailings would be excavated, sized, and washed to extract gold particles for economic benefit. The sediment deposited in the bottom of each gulch by the historic mining (late 1800s) would be mined from sidewall to sidewall and re-processed through the placer plant. The gravel- and sand-sized particles of sub-economic value (tailings) would be returned into the mining pit following removal of the gold particulate. No chemical processing is involved in the mining operation. Concurrent reclamation would be completed as the mining progresses.
Public Review Start Date : 8/31/2009
Public Review End Date : 9/30/2009
Contact: Vale District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 473-3144
Program Areas: Minerals