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Malheur County , OR—Upcoming meetings in Ontario and Bend will offer the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed gold mine in Malheur County.

Calico Resources USA Corp. is considering construction of an underground mine and surface mill complex in Malheur County, approximately 25 miles south-southwest of Vale. On May 17, Calico filed Environmental Baseline Study Work Plans, which include proposed baseline data collection methodologies, study areas, and timing/duration of baseline data collection and verification.

The work plans are available online at, and electronically at the Emma Humphrey Community Library in Vale and the Ontario Community Library.

Two meetings are scheduled to accept comment from the public:

June 8, 2017
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Avenue, Ontario
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain time

June 14, 2017
Department of Environmental Quality
475 NE Bellevue Dr., Suite 110, Bend
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time

Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 3, 2017. Comments must be received by this time and date to be considered. Written comments may be submitted by email to (please note "Grassy Mtn Comments" in subject line) or by mail to DOGAMI, Attn: Grassy Mtn Comments, 229 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany, OR 97321.


Ali Ryan Hansen
Communications Director, DOGAMI
office: 971.673.0628
cell: 503.347.5898