BLM invites the public to participate in public meetings and provide input on proposed Spring Valley gold mine in Pershing County, Nevada

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LOVELOCK, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to participate and provide input during the development of an environmental impact statement for the proposed Spring Valley Mine Project in Pershing County, Nevada.

 Solidus Resources, LLC proposes to construct, operate, and eventually reclaim an open pit gold mine in the Spring Valley Mining District in Buena Vista Valley. The proposed mine is expected to employ approximately 130 contractors during construction and 250 full-time employees during operations. The proposed project boundary covers 14,623 acres with an expected surface disturbance of approximately 4,123 public and 2,109 private acres. The total life of the project would be 29 years, including two years of construction, 11 years of mining, three additional years of ore processing, and 13 years of closure and reclamation activities.

Public meetings will be held on April 3, 2024 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Pershing County Community Center, located at 820 6th St., Lovelock, NV 89419, and April 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Winnemucca Convention Center (West Half) located at 50 West Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, NV 89445.

Particularly helpful input could include potential local concerns and opportunities related to the proposal, the identification of potential alternatives and issues to be analyzed, information about historic and cultural resources within the area that may be affected, and possible measures to minimize or avoid adverse impacts.

Additional information on the proposal, including information on how to comment, can be found at the BLM National NEPA Register. Project documents can be viewed here- . Comments may be submitted through April 17, 2024 on the ePlanning website.