Environmental Impact of Proposed Mine

Lucky Mine Proposal Info:

U.S. Forest Service Scoping Info

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality Scooping Info


JULY 15, 2015

What is More Valuable? Gold? . . . Or the Paradise Valley?

Photo copyright: William Campbell

Photo copyright: William Campbell

A Canadian mining company, Lucky Minerals Inc., recently submitted a proposal for a mineral exploration project in Emigrant Gulch in the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. The proposed project would be located approximately seven miles southeast of Emigrant, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.

The proposed mining area pictured above includes clean water and critical habitat for grizzly bears, lynx, and other wildlife. The area also includes Emigrant Creek, which flows through Emigrant Gulch and into the Yellowstone River.

Photo copyright: William CampbellPhoto copyright: William Campbell

Lucky Minerals Inc. submitted the proposal to assess the potential to develop a copper, gold, silver, or molybdenum mine by drilling twelve exploration holes. The drill sites are located on the western flank of Emigrant Peak.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has asked the public to submit comments to the Forest Service by July 15. Thousands of supporters have already submitted comments and you can read the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s comments on this project here.

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Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s In Depth Opposition Comment Letter

Model USFS-DEQ Comment Letter – Word Document

Model USFS-DEQ Comment Letter – PDF