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Release Date: 11/01/16
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2017-03

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Robinson Mine Expansion Preliminary Environmental Assessment

Ely – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a proposal to expand the Robinson Mine located on private and public lands about seven miles west of Ely, Nev.  The 30-day public comment period concludes Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) is proposing to expand the existing Ruth Pit and Jupiter Waste Rock Dump, increase total yard and inter-facility disturbance, raise the embankment height of the Giroux Wash tailings storage facility (TSF), relocate and create new growth media stockpiles, expand the TSF borrow areas, re-route a portion of County Road 1146/44A, re-route the Ruth Pit dewatering pipeline and Ruth East Powerline, re-locate the Ruth Overlook Weather Station, and incorporate newly acquired claims into the project boundary.  The preliminary environmental assessment is available for public review at

Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada 89301 Attn: Robinson Mine Expansion or fax them to (775) 289-1910, Attn: Robinson Mine Expansion.  Email comments will not be accepted.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Duane Bays, Project Manager, at (775) 289-1893 or

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.

Ely District Office   702 North Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 11-03-2016