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Release Date: 09/15/09
Contacts: Cass Cairns, 719-269-8553    

BLM to conduct public meeting for Fairplay mining proposal

Cañon City, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is planning to hold a public meeting regarding the Destiny Placer Mine proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Fairplay Fair Barn.  The Fair Barn is located at 550 Bogue St., Fairplay, Colorado.

The BLM received a permit application for a mining proposal from Boyd Astemborski of Destiny Mining, LLC within a 5-acre area of an 80-acre mining claim near Fairplay.  The mining proposal is for a small placer gold and gravel mining operation.  The BLM is conducting the public meeting to identify potential environmental issues and concerns related to the mining proposal.

“The BLM is required by the National Environmental Policy Act to respond to any BLM public land use application by conducting an analysis to identify issues and potential environmental impacts,” said Linda McGlothlen, acting Field Manager.  The BLM will consider public comments as it develops an Environmental Analysis.

The public comment period will end on Friday, Oct. 23.  Written comments can be submitted at the public meeting; mailed to BLM RGFO Comments, 3028 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO 81212; or emailed to with Destiny Placer Mine in the email subject line.  For more information contact the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office at 719-269-8500.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 09-15-2009