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Storey County imposes conditions, OKs exploration by Comstock Mining

After imposing more than 30 conditions requested by staff and the planning commission, Storey County commissioners on Wednesday granted Comstock Mining a special use permit allowing further exploratory drilling in the Gold Hill Area.

The vote was unanimous for the permit, which doesn't actually allow mining of ore, only exploration.

The company wants to resume silver and gold mining in the area but has run into strong opposition from area residents.

Storey County Senior Planner Austin Osborne said Commissioner Greg "Bum" Hess gave opponents some comfort by saying that, down the road, he doesn't like the idea of a new …

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