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Copper Flat Copper Mine ROD Now Available
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) signed the Copper Flat Copper Mine Record of Decison on August 22, 2019.

This document analyzes the potential environmental effects from the proposed Copper Flat Mine in Sierra County, New Mexico. 

The New Mexico Copper Corporation (Copper Corporation) proposes re-establishing a poly-metallic mine and processing facility located near Hillsboro, New Mexico. The 2,190-acre project would use BLM-managed public land and private property. The project would authorize Copper Corporation to conduct mining activities in Sierra County, leading to the extraction and processing of copper ore.

The BLM’s Preferred Alternative to the Proposed Action would process 30,000 tons per day of copper ore over a mine operations period of 12 years, resulting in 125 million tons of ore processed over the life of the mine. The BLM has prepared the Final EIS in conjunction with its four Cooperating Agencies: the New MexicoDepartment of Game and Fish; New Mexico Environment Department; New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department; and New Mexico Office of the State Engineer.

The Federal Register publication of the Notice of Availability begins a 30-day administrative period on the Final EIS, after which the BLM will issue a Record of Decision. 

To view the FEIS and its associated appendices, click on the "Documents" section on the left hand column of this page. 

For additional information or clarification regarding this document, please contact Leighandra Keeven, Project Lead, BLM Las Cruces District Office at 575-525-4337 or by email at lkeeven@blm.gov.

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