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DEQ Accepting Comments on Scope of Crevice Mine Study

Exploration license for potential gold mining project near Gardiner in Park County

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Helena — Crevice Mining Group, LLC has submitted an application to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for an exploration license to investigate the potential for a gold mining project on private property located northeast of Gardiner in Park County.

DEQ is accepting comments on the scope of an Environmental Analysis (EA) for the proposed project. Simply stated, the scoping process helps identify issues, determine points of contact, establish project schedules, and provide recommendations to DEQ as to the need for an Environmental Impact Study (EIS).  

The application proposes a surface disturbance totaling seven acres, including an exploration road, a waste rock storage area, surface drilling pads, a topsoil stockpile area, and a Land Application Discharge (LAD) area. The application also proposes the construction of the first 200 feet of an exploration adit. The exploration application can be accessed at DEQ’s website at:

The 30-day comment period began on February 3, 2016. Comments on the application may be submitted electronically using the DEQ Public Comment Portal at:  Written comments may be submitted to: Jen Lane, DEQ MEPA Coordinator, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59601, 406-444-4956 or by email to: Comments for this scoping period must be submitted to DEQ no later than March 3, 2016.

The DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities who wish to participate in the MEPA process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Lisa Peterson at 406-444-2929 or:  

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