The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a proposal to expand the Robinson Mine located on private and public lands about seven miles west of Ely, Nev.  The 30-day public comment period concludes Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) is proposing to expand the existing Ruth Pit and Jupiter Waste Rock Dump, increase total yard and inter-facility disturbance, raise the embankment height of the Giroux Wash tailings storage facility (TSF), relocate and create new growth media stockpiles, expand the TSF borrow areas, re-route a portion of County Road 1146/44A, re-route the Ruth Pit dewatering pipeline and Ruth East Powerline, re-locate the Ruth Overlook Weather Station, and incorporate newly acquired claims into the project boundary.

The preliminary environmental assessment is available for public review at http://bit.ly/2frSdw6.Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, Nevada 89301 Attn: Robinson Mine Expansion or fax them to (775) 289-1910, Attn: Robinson Mine Expansion.  Email comments will not be accepted. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Duane Bays, Project Manager, at (775) 289-1893 or dbays@blm.gov.