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Published Feb. 7, 2019
Expiration date: 3/8/2019

Elton McGahan, Post Office Box 8013, Nikiski, Alaska  99635, states that the purpose is to is to conduct placer mining activities for the recovery of gold. Work being proposed involves using heavy equipment to strip the vegetation and upper layers of the soil in 150-foot by 75-foot blocks (cuts) in rows parallel to Kal Creek.  The stripped vegetation and topsoil would be stockpiled along the edges of the cuts.  One to two feet of the overburden material in the now exposed cuts would then be ripped and excavated every couple of days as it thaws, until the pay layer is reached.  This excavated overburden material would be stockpiled along the edge of the cuts separately from the vegetation and topsoil.  Once the exposed pay layer thaws, it would be excavated and hauled to the wash plant for processing.  Tailings from the processing would then be hauled back and discharged into the cuts.  Stockpiled overburden would be spread over the tailings, and the cut contoured closely to mimic pre-mine conditions.  Lastly, the topsoil and vegetation are spread over the contoured ground to facilitate recovery of vegetation. The project site is located within Sections 1 and 12, T. 27 N., R. 21 E. and Sections 6-7, T. 27 N., R. 22 E., Copper River Meridian; USGS Quad Map Eagle A-1; Latitude 64.141876º N., Longitude -141.187177º W.; approximately 23 miles east of Chicken, Alaska. Please contact Jason Brewer at (907) 753-2823, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.