BLM invites public input on proposed Moss Mine expansion

Written by The Bee

December 2, 2019

KINGMAN, Ariz.  – The Bureau of Land Management has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and is seeking public input on the proposed mining plan of operation for the Moss Mine, managed by the Golden Vertex Corp (GVC). This plan proposes to expand the existing Moss Mine operation onto federal land and provide for mineral exploration in the area surrounding the existing mine. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days, from Dec. 12 through Jan. 10.

 

The 254-acre Moss Mine currently operates on private land located approximately five miles east of Bullhead City in the foothills of the Black Mountains. The proposal would expand mining operations onto approximately 497 acres of public land managed by the BLM Kingman and Lake Havasu Field Offices. These operations would include an open pit mine, an expanded heap leach pad, rock stockpiles, solution ponds, buildings, and associated roads and infrastructure. In addition, GVC has identified additional federal lands around the existing mining operation on which they have expressed an interest in conducting further exploratory drilling.

 

This EA analyzes potential environmental impacts of GVC’s proposed mine expansion. The EA will be available for public review at the BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman AZ 86401 or online on ePlanning at https://go.usa.gov/xyhMR during the comment period. Comments may be submitted through ePlanning or by mail to the Kingman Field Office, Attn: Moss Mine Project. 

 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal information – may be publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. After the public review period has ended, comments will be analyzed and considered in the decision-making process.  

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2 Comments

  1. L. Faye

    I would like to know why BLM is NOT protecting the land around Bullhead City. It appears as if any developer or mining company that wants to expand their fortunes the land is sacrificed to their greed. Public recreation and enjoyment, not to even consider flora and fauna natural to the area is receding at a rapid pace. Did anyone take a good look at what open pit mining looks like not to mention what it will do to ground water and other environmental elements?!! I hope and pray the environmental report is accurate and not biased as has been known to happen.

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    • Mickey

      Lets stop buikding houses too!!! They ruin more flora and fauna than the mine. The mine is constantly monitored to prevent damage to water or animals. Do your research.

      We have plenty of room for a mine. Have you ever been out in the open desert or mountains? I have. Grew up here. This town was built on mining.

      Go try and change California. The houses and businesses ruined all the orchards, animals, water and open land not the mines. Mining isn’t the problem. Over population and over building of towns is.

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