CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management approved the Rawhide Mining LLC Regent Expansion in Mineral County, the BLM announced Oct. 11.
The Rawhide Mining Co. expansion will include construction, mining ore and waste rock, and heap leach activities associated with the Regent Area Expansion and the Denton-Rawhide Mine Area on private and BLM-administered public land.
Surface area disturbances and design for mine components include heap leach facilities, waste rock storage facilities, haul roads, access roads, ancillary yard areas and storm water management systems. Exploration activities have identified additional mineral reserves in the Regent Area.
The Denton-Rawhide Mine is about 55 miles southeast of Fallon and 45 miles north of Hawthorne and is an open pit gold and silver mine that commenced operations in the mid-1980s.