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BLM comments on Bronco Creek exploration

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

Phoenix — In a meeting last Tuesday, the Silver Belt met with officials of the Bureau of Land Management in Phoenix and were told the agency was getting some telephone calls from the Globe area expressing concerns about Tucson-based Bronco Creek Exploration’s plans to locate and file mining claims on 35 privately owned lands  north of Globe, most with homes that have been built on them. 

We were also told by the BLM that Bronco’s Notices of Intent to Locate Claims on these privately owned surface properties here have met all of the statutory requirements; therefore, the 90-day segregation period for Bronco actually began on Nov. 1, 2012 and will end on Jan. 29, 2013.

However, the BLM is telling Bronco Exploration that there are curable defects in company notices which were given to the federal agency on Nov. l. During the 90-day segregation period, the company has been told it must submit copies of all of the signed certified letter cards as proof that the company did serve a copy to each surface property own involved. 

The authorized exploration date starts 30 days after the date the certified mail card was signed by the surface owner.

For the complete article see the 11-28-2012 issue.

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