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By Tim Leeds 

BLM proposes more land withdrawal at Zortman-Landusky mine areas


Last updated 6/7/2022 at 6:08pm

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Rust-colored water runs out of a pipe near the site of the fomer Pegasus mine in the Little Rocky Mountains. U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing adding more than 900 acres of land in Zortman-Landusky Mine reclamation area in the Little Rockies to land proposed to be withdrawn from being eligible for mining. The addition would return the amount of land withdrawn to about the same amount as before a 20-year withdrawal expired in 2020.

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The federal government is proposing pulling more land in The Little Rocky Mountains out of bounds for new mining, putting the portion proposed for withdrawal back to about what it was from 2000 to 2020.

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a withdrawal of more than 900 acres at the Zortman-Landusky Mine reclamation area, the bureau said in a press release, in addition to the lands previously proposed for withdrawal Oct. 7, 2020. The total acreage of the two withdrawals would cover approximately th...

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