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DOGAMI Governing Board to meet December 9 in Portland - 11/25/19

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet on Monday, December 9 at 8:00 a.m. at DOGAMI's Portland office, 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965.

The meeting agenda is available at https://www.oregongeology.org.

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years. The Board meets at least quarterly. As active members of their communities, Board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.


Consolidated Permit Application received for proposed gold mine in Malheur County - 11/25/19

Portland, OR – Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) received a Consolidated Permit Application under Oregon’s chemical process mining laws and regulations on November 15, 2019.

Calico Resources USA Corporation is proposing to construct an underground gold mine, surface mill complex and tailings storage facility at Grassy Mountain, about 22 miles south-southeast of Vale in Malheur County. The site includes both private and public lands managed by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

A Notice of Intent was filed February 28, 2017 and the Environmental Baseline Study Work Plans were finalized on September 22, 2017. Baseline data collection and review remains ongoing.

The Public Notice and Consolidated Permit Application materials are available at: https://www.oregongeology.org/mlrr/chemicalprocess_Calico-GrassyMtn.htm

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the application. Notice of a public hearing and comment period shall be provided when the date, location, and period allowed for written comment has been established by DOGAMI.

For additional information, please contact DOGAMI at 541-967-2083. To receive future updates regarding the project electronically, e-mail your request to grassymtn-info@oregon.gov with “Grassy Mtn List” in the subject line.