The Bureau of Land Management issues decision approving decorative rock quarry expansion near Chloride
KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office has issued a decision record and finding of no significant impact on the proposed mine plan from Kalamazoo Materials Inc. that would allow for expansion of an existing decorative rock quarry near the town of Chloride in Mohave County.
The current rock quarry and access road encompasses 37 acres. The decision record approves the proposed action which would expand the mine site west of the existing location, adding an additional 23 acres. The locations of the processing area, storage area (stockpiles), scale-house, lay-down area and the fuel storage area will not be modified.
“We’ve received valuable public input through the planning process,” said acting Kingman Field Manager Chris Bryan. “That input, provided during a public meeting and comment periods has helped shape the final decision.”
The decision record, environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are on BLM’s ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xpbEG. In addition, hardcopies of these documents are available at the BLM Kingman Field Office and can be provided upon request.
For further information please contact the Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.