REVISED: Work Planned To Begin On Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project – As Early As Nov. 30

The Inyo National Forest announces that work on the Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project is expected to begin in two weeks.

The forest has received notification from the project proponent, KORE Mining, Ltd of their intent to begin exploratory drilling as early as Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Previously, work was expected to begin as early as Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Additionally, the project will proceed with limited activities.

The public should expect that heavy equipment including a drill rig will be on the roads near Whitmore Hot Springs and Antelope Springs Roads.

The project is approved based upon the proposed Plan of Operations submitted by KORE Mining, Ltd that is for mineral exploration only. An application has not been submitted or proposed for mineral extraction (mining).

On October 21, several organizations filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the project. The case number is 2:21-cv-01955A.

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BobK
BobK
1 day ago

Thank you for your input.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
4 days ago

Well , I wonder how the forest reacted when it “Recieved notification from the project proponent about their intent to drill exploratory holes” . Was the forest on the same page as Kore Mining Ltd. , or did the forest have concerns , especially if their drilling is sucessful, how… Read more »

david taylor
david taylor
2 days ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

done deal there making hole your comments concerns don’t matter at this point

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
1 day ago
Reply to  david taylor

Nor does your grammar , punctuation , or commenting skills. (I mean non-skills)

Trouble
Trouble
5 days ago

I wish them good luck. I hope they are careful not to harm the environment. But we need the local jobs. I just hope they try to do it the right way.

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 days ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble Not to worry… This thing ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. No more than the other multi-billion dollar companies that have tried doing this over the years. The big-guns and strong environmental groups will soon arrive and shut things down before these mining companies have much of a chance to… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 days ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble And do you REALLY think ,if this venture were to continue on….which it won’t,but if it did,do you think this company would hire locals off the street to do their work,or bring in their own employees? Kinda reminds me back a few years ago,when “Cougar Gold” attempted to bring… Read more »

BobK
BobK
2 days ago
Reply to  David Dennison

No wilderness areas in the Bodie hills David, but you knew that. There are 3 wilderness study areas, but that’s a lot different than a wilderness area. looks like CNN and MSNBC reporting is rubbing off on you. Mono person; Check my spelling please.

cnn and Msnbc

Alice
Alice
2 days ago
Reply to  BobK

Your spelling is fine, but if you’re open to grammar feedback, that should be “different from”, not “ different than”

BobK
BobK
1 day ago
Reply to  Alice

Thank you for the correction.

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 day ago
Reply to  BobK

Should have capitalized Hills….

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 day ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK
Have you ever been to or spent time in the Bodie Hills ?
Whether the Government designates an area as “wilderness” or not…the Bodie Hills is a wilderness area,and not meant to be trampled on by multi-million dollar attempts at money ventures from greedy out of State companies..

BobK
BobK
1 day ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Yeah. I worked in them there hills (that’ll get the grammar police going)for 2 yrs. and bow hunted there for about 15. I still spend probably more time in that area per year than you have in your life. Have a pleasant evening.

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 day ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Also, those guys had to stay somewhere…..motel owners, apartment owners, restaurants, did well for that short period. There are a lot of areas of “grey”….