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Battle Mountain District Office
Release Date: 02/19/13
Contacts: Andrea Dolbear , 775-635-4017 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2013-08

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Cove-Helen Mine Project

Battle Mountain, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed surface exploration and underground mine project near Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Au-Reka Gold Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Premier Gold Mines Limited, has submitted a Plan of Operations for a surface exploration and underground drilling, and bulk sampling project approximately 27 miles South of Battle Mountain in Lander County.

The comment period begins February 19, 2013, and ends March 21, 2013. Written comments received during this 30-day period will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be viewed at or a hard copy can be picked up at the Battle Mountain District Office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised, that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Questions and written comments should be mailed to Andrea Dolbear, Planning and Environmental Coordinator (detail), 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820 or e-mailed to or by calling Andrea Dolbear at (775) 635‑4017.

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.

Battle Mountain District Office   50 Bastian Rd.      Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Last updated: 04-20-2015