Proposed Midas Exploration Project Boundary Expansion Available for Public Review

ELKO, Nevada — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made the Midas Exploration Project Boundary Expansion environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact available for a 30-day public review period.

The project is located approximately two miles west of the town of Midas, Nevada, in Elko County and approximately 70 miles northeast of Winnemucca, Nevada. Klondex proposes to expand the project boundary for the existing Midas Exploration Plan of Operations. The proposal includes expanding the project area by 2,705 acres, conducting exploration drilling, trenching, and access road construction.

The existing project encompasses an area of approximately 30,000 acres of both public and private land with approval for approximately 249 acres of surface disturbance. Under the proposed project, surface disturbance within the project area would increase by 50 acres for a total of approximately 299 acres of surface disturbance to be created. The life of the exploration plan would be expanded by five years, plus an additional three years for reclamation. The existing workforce of up to five geologists would be used to implement the project. Up to 45 contractors or vendors could also be added to assist with implementation.

The environmental assessment is available at the BLM’s NEPA ePlanning site at https://go.usa.gov/x7Qju. Comments may be submitted through the following methods:

  • Mail: BLM Elko District Office, 3900 Idaho Road, Elko, NV 89801, Attn: Janice Stadelman
  • Fax: (775) 753-0325. Please include Attention Janice Stadelman, Midas Project Comment on the cover sheet
  • E-mail: jstadelm@blm.gov. Please include Midas Exploration Project Comment in the subject line 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be possible.

For more information, contact Janice Stadelman, BLM Project Manager, at (775) 753-0346 or jstadelm@blm.gov.

 

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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.

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Elko District Office

Contacts

Name:
Janice Stadleman