BLM issues decisions for Twin Creeks Mine Vista Pit expansion

WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office has approved a Newmont Mining Company plan to expand the existing Vista Pit at Twin Creeks Mine.  The Twin Creeks Mine is 35 miles northeast of Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nev.

“The BLM is pleased to complete the environmental analysis and Decision Record that will allow the expansion for this project.” said Michael Truden, Humboldt River Field Manager.

The BLM issued a Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact to allow activities planned under the modified Proposed Action which includes:

·         Expanding the Vista Pit.

·         Continued expansion of a waste rock and a heap leach facility.

The total surface disturbance for this expansion would be up to 580 acres of combined public (223 acres) and private (357 acres) land.  The surface disturbance is within the existing plan boundary and will be on ground that is already disturbed with a haul road, portion of a heap leach pad, and other ancillary features.

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