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ePlanning DOI-BLM-NV-L060-2019-0001-EA (Keystone Overdumping Amendment)  
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The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office has completed a final environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the proposed Robinson Mine expansion (available under Documents). The Robinson Mine is located on private and public lands about seven miles west of Ely, Nevada.
 
 
 
Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) is proposing to expand the existing Ruth Pit, expand and overdump the historic Keystone Waste Rock Dump (WRD), close and overdump the section of rail line located adjacent to the northern boundary of the Keystone WRD; and close and overdump mine access roads adjacent to the northern and western boundaries of the Keystone WRD.  RNMC is also proposing to overdump storm water and sediments collection ponds located around the Keystone WRD footprint, close the existing Mollie Gibson Seepage Management Pond and construct a new Mollie Gibson Evaporation Cell, and install two new groundwater monitoring wells down gradient of the Keystone WRD.

The RNMC proposal would result in a total increase of approximately 213.7 acres of surface disturbance within the Plan Area boundary for a new end of mine life total surface disturbance of 8,878.9 acres.  The proposed increase would comprise 191.4 acres of reactivated grandfathered Keystone WRD disturbance and 22.3 acres of new disturbance.