BLM issues decision on Antler Operations Inc. exploration project

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office issued a decision approving the Exploration Plan of Operations for the Antler Operations Exploration Project proposed by Antler Operations Inc. (Antler), as analyzed in Environmental Assessment No. DOI-BLM-AZ-C010-2022-0017-EA.

The decision approves the exploration drilling program which consists of the following proposed disturbance activities: constructing drill pads and temporary access roads; improving and maintaining existing access roads, drilling and drilling support activities; and conducting concurrent reclamation where practicable and reclaiming the remaining disturbed areas at the end of the drilling program. All proposed surface disturbance would occur within the 512-acre project area. Within this area up to 50 drill pads may be constructed, each measuring approximately 72 ft by 90 ft , and up to 3.6 miles of linear disturbance is anticipated for construction of new access roads. Total new surface disturbance would not exceed 19 acres. The proposed exploration drilling project is located approximately 9 miles east of the intersection of U.S. Interstate 40 and Boriana Mine Road near the town of Yucca in Mohave County, Arizona on public land administered by the BLM Kingman Field Office.

The BLM issued a Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact based on the analysis provided in the Antler Operations Project Environmental Assessment. The Environmental Assessment is located on the BLM’s National NEPA register project webpage: .

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the decision, contact the BLM Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700. If you have any project related questions, please contact Geologist Paul Misiaszek, or at a 928-718-3700.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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