Comments sought on proposed Tooele open pit gold mine

Feb 11 2013 - 6:52pm

TOOELE --  The Bureau of Land Management Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking public comment on a Plan of Operations and environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts of a proposed gold mining project in southwestern Tooele County.

The proposed area for the Kiewit Mine Project is located four miles southeast of Gold Hill.  The proposal includes an open pit mine and waste rock disposal facility on public land, as well as cyanide heap leach processing facilities on adjacent patented land.  The proposed project would create approximately 43 acres of surface disturbance on public lands. 

Additional information about the proposed project is included in the mine plan and EA, which is now available for public review and comment at the BLM-Utah Salt Lake Field Office during regular business hours--8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except federal holidays.

 An electronic copy of the EA can be found on the Salt Lake Field Office website at:



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