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Release Date: 06/13/14
Contacts: 775-635-4192    
News Release No. BMDO 2014-014

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Final Plan for Permanent Closure of the Tonkin Springs Mine Project

Battle Mountain, NV – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Mount Lewis Field Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed mine closure project located 40 miles north of Eureka, NV. The comment period ends July 14.

Tonkin Springs, LLC has submitted a proposed amendment to the Plan of Operations for permanent closure of the Tonkin Springs Mine. The Plan includes closure modifications, relocation of sulfide ore stockpiles and waste rock back into an open pit, decommissioning and clean-closure of the existing tailings impoundment and construction of a new evaporation pond for post-closure of the existing tailings impoundment.

Written comments received between now and July 14 will be considered during the decision-making process. The EA may be viewed at or a printed copy can be picked up at the Battle Mountain District Office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV.

Questions and written comments should be mailed to David Djikine, Project Lead, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820 or emailed to For further information Mr. Djikine can be reached at (775) 635 4192.

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 the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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: 04-17-2015