The Bureau of Land Management releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Relief Canyon Mine Expansion Project

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Gold Acquisition Corporation, Relief Canyon Mine Expansion Project located approximately 16 miles east of Lovelock in Pershing County, Nevada.

The project will extend the mine life by five years including three years of active mining and two additional years of leaching following cessation of mining. The expansion proposes to deepen the existing pit, expand and add waste rock storage facilities, heap leach pads, process ponds, groundwater dewatering facilities, and groundwater re-infiltration facilities. Upon cessation of mining, an approximately 57-acre pit lake will develop.

“The expansion will ensure that the mine continues to contribute to the economic wellbeing of the surrounding communities,” said BLM Humboldt Field Office Manager, Kathleen Rehberg.

The BLM is tasked with the mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use. 

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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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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Humboldt Field Office

Contacts

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Heather O'Hanlon
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