BLM seeks input on proposed Spring Valley gold mine in Pershing County, Nevada

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LOVELOCK, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to inform 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.

Particularly helpful comments 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.

A notice of intent will publish in tomorrow’s Federal Register and begin a 30-day comment period. Additional information on the proposal, including information on how to comment, can be found at the BLM National NEPA Register. Comments may be submitted through April 17, 2024.