Mineral Ridge permits ready
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc.
of Reno last week said it has received the necessary operating permits from the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection to allow mining to begin at its Mineral Ridge gold mine in Esmeralda County.
The company will file a $2.7 million reclamation bond, after which it will begin to operate the gold mine.
The unanimous approvals Wednesday came despite state leaders promising to tighten up requirements for Nevada’s tax abatements and incentives for future companies.