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POA-2016-98, Glenn Gulch and Lucky Gulch

Published Feb. 24, 2017
Expiration date: 3/28/2017

PURPOSE: Sphinx Explorations' stated purpose is to economically extract gold.

PROPOSED WORK: The permit application is for the discharge of dredged or fill material in approximately 95 acres of wetlands and stream riparian areas during mechanical and hydraulic placer mining activities. 
Portions of the project site had been mined and reclaimed at Glenn Gulch that involved a capped recirculation pond, sluicing and tailings areas, excavation pit, and wash plant.  The proposed mining activities would permanently relocate 2,570 feet of Lucky Gulch, and 1,996 feet of Glenn Gulch and minimize impacts to aquatic resources.  The placer mining operation would also include a processing plant and sluicing pads at each site, recirculation and settling ponds, excavation pits, a camp with living quarters, access roads, and exploratory drilling.  Reclamation would be on going following completion of mining activities by grading mine spoils and capping of settling ponds to minimize impacts to downstream waters and adjacent wetlands and to promote stabilization mined tailing areas and vegetation growth.  All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plans (sheets 1-9), dated January 30, 2017.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A permit for the discharge of dredge or fill material in Glenn Gulch was issued by the Corps of Engineers dated June 1, 2011, that authorized discharge of fill material into 4.5 acres of stream and riparian area during placer mining activities.  The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has an Alaska Permit to Mine Application from applicant (APMA 2286).

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