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BLM approves Kirkland mine plan

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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Hassayampa Field Office has approved an updated Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations and Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for a pozzolan mine on approximately 88 acres of public lands near Skull Valley, proposed by the Kirkland Mining Company LLC (KMC).

The updated plan supports the responsible development of mineral resources and includes new modifications that address concerns raised by the local community during the public input process, according to a media release issued by BLM.

Modifications include a revision of the mine’s overall footprint to avoid sensitive resources and the creation of a buffer area between the mine and washes that drain into Copper Basin Wash, in order to avoid impacting riparian and wildlife resources.

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