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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 09/18/13
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    

Hay Creek II Coal Lease Sale Bid Rejected

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office announced today that the bid submitted by Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary, Buckskin Mining Company, Gillette, Wyo., for the Hay Creek II coal lease tract did not meet fair market value and was rejected.

The unsuccessful bid was $35,070,331.00 ($0.21 per mineable ton) for the Hay Creek II coal tract. The 1,254-acre Hay Creek II coal tract contains an estimated 167 million tons of mineable coal. The coal resource consists of all reserves recoverable by surface mining methods.

The lease by application (LBA) tract is adjacent to federal leases along the northern and western lease boundary of the Buckskin Mine.

The tract was offered for sale in response to a March 2006 LBA filed by Kiewit Mining Properties, Inc. They submitted the lone sealed bid.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 09-18-2013