BLM publishes final environmental review for proposed Goldrush Mine Project


Bureau of Land Management

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Battle Mountain District Office

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has published a final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Goldrush Mine project in Lander and Eureka counties. Under the proposal, Nevada Gold Mines LLC would open, operate, close, and reclaim a new underground gold mine within the existing Cortez Mining District. The mine is expected to operate for approximately 24 years.

If approved, the project is expected to directly employ 495 people during the construction phase and 570 people during operations, contributing $108 million in direct labor income and $43 million in indirect and induced labor income. It would also support the state and local economy by paying about $288 million in net tax proceeds to the State of Nevada and direct business taxes of about $48 million over the life of the mine.

BLM is committed to the thorough, timely review of applications for mining exploration and development, helping secure needed resources while protecting communities and the environment. You can find more information on the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to improve mining on public lands in the final report of the Interagency Working Group on Mining Laws, Regulations, and Permitting.

The Final EIS and associated supplemental documents are available for inspection at the project’s website on BLM’s National NEPA RegisterFor 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.