BLM to host public meeting for proposed decorative rock mine expansion near Chloride

Published by The Bee News

November 12, 2019

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KINGMAN, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office will host a public scoping meeting November 19 to present a proposed mine plan from Kalamazoo Materials Inc. that would allow for expansion of an existing decorative rock mineral material site near the town of Chloride in Mohave County.

The current decorative rock mine and access road encompasses 37 acres. The proposed mine plan would expand the mine site west of the existing location, adding an additional 23 acres. The locations of the processing area, storage area (stockpiles), scale-house, lay-down area and the fuel storage area will not be modified under this proposal.

During the meeting, maps of the proposed mine plan will be provided for review, and reclamation details will be discussed. Scoping is the process by which the BLM solicits input on issues, impacts, and potential alternatives to evaluate their significance and possible inclusion in the environmental analysis document for the proposed project. Scoping is further explained in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 1501.7 – Scoping.

BLM and Kalamazoo Materials Inc. staff will be available to answer questions and receive scoping comments on the project.

The public meeting will be held November 19, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at:
Chloride Chamber of Commerce Town Hall
4942 Pay Roll Avenue
Chloride, Arizona 86431

The public comment scoping period will be for a period of 30 calendar days from November 18 to December 17, 2019. More information can be found on-line at: A copy of the proposed mine plan will be available for public review and comment at the BLM Kingman Field Office located at 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona 86401. Comments sent via mail must be postmarked by December 17, 2019.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, please be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

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