BLM begins environmental study for Nevada mine

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Updated: 7/20/2012 6:46 am

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S Bureau of Land Management will hold three public meetings in August as it begins an environmental study for a proposed open pit gold mine in northeastern Nevada.

Newmont Mining Corp.'s Long Canyon Mine project would involve about 1,600 acres of public land on the east side of Pequop Mountains, about 30 miles east of Wells in Elko County.

The purpose of the scoping period is to identify issues relevant to the project that should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement.

Public meetings will be held Aug. 6 in Wendover, Aug. 7 in Elko and Aug. 8 in Wells. Written comments will be accepted through Sept. 3.

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