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Nevada Minerals Division honors six mining companies for reclamation projects

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Nevada Division of Minerals will present awards to six mining companies at this weekend’s Mining Association Convention in South Lake Tahoe for excellence in mine reclamation projects.

A spokesman said the goal of the awards is to encourage operators to submit sound reclamation plans, raise industry standards and increase public awareness of positive aspects of mining.

Paramount Gold will be honored for post mining land use planning at the Sleeper Mine Pit Lake water quality project in Humboldt County.

B2Gold Corp. will receive an award for Exploration Project Reclamation at their Rockland Drilling Project in Lyon County.

Nevada Gold Mines will get an award for work reclaiming the Butte Canyon Historic Waste Rock Facility in Lander County.

Barrick Gold will be honored for its Pit Lake Remediation at the Bullfrog Mine in Nye County.

Western Exploration will be awarded for its Doby George Exploration project in Elko County.

Finally, Newmonth USA will receive an award for Abandoned Mines Hazard Mitigation at the Buttes Exploration Project in Elko County.

The spokesman said this is the 28th year the awards have been presented. The annual convention is today.