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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 06/03/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

BLM Casper Releases EA for Black Beauty Mine

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Black Beauty Mine project located approximately 13 miles southwest of Wheatland, Wyo. in Platte County.

Stone Wholesale, Inc. has proposed to develop a 57.3 acre dimensional stone quarry targeting an amphibolite deposit for sale as decorative stone in the building market. The Black Beauty Mine as proposed would be located in T. 23 N., R. 70 W., portions of Sections 13 and 24 in Platte County.

The EA has been prepared by the BLM, Casper Field Office in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the impacts of the proposed project.  It is available for public review and comment at

The public comment period runs from June 3 through July 3, 2014.  Comments should be addressed to:  AFM Minerals and Lands, BLM Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY, 82609.  Comments may also be emailed to; please include "Black Beauty Mine" in the subject line.

For more information, please contact BLM Geologist Matt Clark at (307) 261-7584.

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.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 06-03-2014