BEND, Ore. - Two upcoming Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries meetings in Ontario and Bend will offer the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed gold mine in Malheur County.
Calico Resources USA Corp. is considering construction of an underground mine and surface mill complex in Malheur County, about 25 miles south-southwest of Vale.
On May 17, Calico filed Environmental Baseline Study Work Plans, which include proposed baseline data collection methodologies, study areas, and timing/duration of baseline data collection and verification.
The work plans are available online at bit.ly/calicomeetings, and electronically at the Emma Humphrey Community Library in Vale and the Ontario Community Library.
Two meetings are scheduled to accept comment from the public:
Thursday, June 8
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Avenue, Ontario
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain time
Wednesday, June 14
Department of Environmental Quality
475 NE Bellevue Dr., Suite 110, Bend
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time
Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 3, 2017. Comments must be received by this time and date to be considered. Written comments may be submitted by email to Calico.File@oregon.gov (please note "Grassy Mtn Comments" in subject line) or by mail to DOGAMI, Attn: Grassy Mtn Comments, 229 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany, OR 97321.