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BLM approves major mine in central Nevada

EUREKA - Federal land managers have approved a major mine project in central Nevada, saying it will provide an average of 400 long-term jobs.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Friday that a record of decision has been signed for the Mount Hope Molybdenum Mine after six years of review.

Eureka Moly LLC's open-pit mine will disturb some 8,100 acres of public land and 260 acres of private land located within the 22,886-acre project area about 25 miles northwest of Eureka, according to the BLM.

The project life of the mine includes 44 years of mining and ore processing, …

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