BLM seeks comment for the Robertson Mine Project in Nevada

BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from Nevada Gold Mines, LLC to construct, operate, and eventually close and reclaim the proposed Robertson Mine Project on approximately 5,990 acres in Lander County. A Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will publish in tomorrow’s Federal Register and begin a 45-day public comment period.

If approved, the gold mine is expected to operate for approximately 12 years with an additional three years planned for reclamation. The project would employ approximately 150 contractors during the initial two-year construction period then approximately 415 full-time employees during operations, including 370 existing Cortez Gold Mine employees and 45 new hires. The total surface disturbance expected for the project includes 4,127 acres of public lands and 179 acres of private lands.

The BLM is hosting two public meetings to discuss the project. An in-person meeting will be held at Crescent Valley Town Hall in Crescent Valley, Nev., at 6 p.m. PDT Apr. 2. 

A virtual meeting will be held at 2 p.m. PDT Apr. 1; please register at the BLM National NEPA Register to attend. No formal comments will be collected during the meetings.