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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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Malheur Queen Placer Project

Vale

Documents in Project

Environmental Assessment,Finding of No Significant Impact OR-030-08-006 Planning Completed
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.
Vale District Office
(541) 473-3144
n/a
Resource Area: Malheur
Program Areas: Minerals
Download: MalheurQueen_EA_FONSI.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
08/31/2009
08/31/2009 - 09/30/2009
Decision Record OR-030-08-006-EA Planning Completed
Decision Record for Malheur Queen Placer Project Revised Environmental Assessment
Vale District Office
(541) 473-3144
n/a
Resource Area: Vale DO
Program Areas: Minerals
Download: 20100316_MalheurQueen_DR.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
03/16/2010
03/16/2010 - 04/19/2010
Finding of No Significant Impact OR-030-08-006-EA Planning Completed
Finding of No Significant Impact for Malheur Queen Placer Project Revised Environmental Assessment
Vale District Office
(541) 473-3144
n/a
Resource Area: Vale DO
Program Areas: Minerals
Download: 20100316_MalheurQueen_FONSI.pdf
Document Publish Date
03/16/2010
Environmental Assessment OR-030-008-06-EA Planning Completed
Revised and final version of the Malheur Queen Placer Project Environmental Assessment
Vale District Office
(541) 473-3144
n/a
Resource Area: Vale DO
Program Areas: Minerals
Download: 20100315_OR-030-08-006-EA.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
03/16/2010
03/16/2010 - 04/19/2010

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