Bureau of Land Management Nevada accepting comments for Goldfield Basin Project EA

Map showing proposed location

BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a draft environmental assessment for Beach Mining LLC’s proposed Goldfield Basin Project, a placer gold mine located in Lida Valley, approximately 15 miles south of Goldfield, Nevada. The 30-day comment period will run from January 13, 2021 until February 12, 2021.

The proposed mine would consist of a sluice recovery plant, three mucking ponds, two settling ponds and a clean water pond (to recycle the water), and a material stockpile and drying area. It would employ approximately 10 people and will use a sluice ore recovery plant to separate gold from soil. After the soil is processed and cleaned, it will be returned to the area from which it was mined.

“Public comment periods like this allow us to consider all of the potential affects of approving an action and make sure we are meeting our obligations in the NEPA process,” said Perry Wickham, Tonopah Field Office Manager.

Written comments will be accepted until February 12, 2021 and can be submitted online at the NEPA Register site; mailed to the BLM Tonopah Field Office at 1553 South Main Street, P.O. Box 911; Tonopah, NV 89049; or emailed to: BLM_NV_BMDO_TFO_NonRenewable@blm.gov. Please put “Goldfield Basin Mine EA” in the subject line.

The environmental documents, lists, and maps of the parcels and attached stipulations are online at https://go.usa.gov/xAnXV.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your public scoping 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 BLM Battle Mountain Planning and Environmental Coordinator Cindy Sundblad at (775) 482-7800.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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