BLM publishes Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gibellini Vanadium Mine Project


Bureau of Land Management

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Prudence Crampton

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has published a science-based Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Gibellini Vanadium Mine project in Eureka County, about 27 miles southeast of Eureka, Nevada. 

Vanadium is a U.S. Geological Survey-designated critical mineral used in batteries for grid-scale energy storage. If approved, the mine will support advancements toward a clean energy economy and employ roughly 120 people with high-paying jobs. 

”We're proud that Nevada can be a leader in efficiently permitting the development of critical minerals,” said Jon Raby, BLM Nevada State Director. “While supporting local jobs and the economy, this mine would strengthen the supply chain while safely developing vanadium, a necessary component in aerospace, defense, technology and clean energy.” 

The proposed project would involve approximately 839 acres of surface disturbance on a total of 6,456 acres of BLM land. If approved and completed, the mine is expected to operate for approximately seven years. 

The Final EIS and associated supplemental documents are available for inspection at the project’s website on BLM’s national NEPA Register. For more information, contact Scott Distel, Project Manager, at 775-635-4093.

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.