Feds move to formally renew leases for Twin Metals mine

Feds move to formally renew leases for Twin Metals mine Photo: KSTP/Matt Belanger

December 20, 2018 04:08 PM

The federal Bureau of Land Management says it plans to formally renew the mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.

The bureau said in a statement Thursday that its plans to impose updated stipulations on the leases from the U.S. Forest Service to mitigate risks to water resources and wilderness areas. A public comment period runs through Jan. 22.

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