Category Archives: Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries

Officials plan local meetings on gold mine

There are two meetings to be held locally this week involving regulating agencies which are involved with the permitting process for a proposed gold mine in Malheur County. Tuesday, the Project Coordinating Committee is scheduled to meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. This panel includes representatives […]
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CEO lauds ‘rapid response’ of data reports for gold mine

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has accepted about half of the baseline environmental reports submitted by Paramount Gold Nevada/Calico Resources as part of the its gold mine permitting process. Source: CEO lauds ‘rapid response’ of data reports for gold mine | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Building for the Big One: Coastal campus designed to withstand quake, tsunami

When the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s new campus is complete, it won’t be just a cutting-edge research destination, but a one-of-a-kind model for how to build for the Big One. The centerpiece building – divided into two parts connected inside and out — is designed to withstand an XXL earthquake. Source: Building for the Big […]
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BLM official: Gold mine is 5 miles from bird’s habitat

Meetings regarding the proposed gold mine in Malheur County are coming more frequently, and following the meeting of the wildlife subcommittee meeting on Monday, the full technical review team will meet July 25 to get a review of the permitting process status. The gold mine is proposed at Grassy Mountain south of Vale by the […]
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Officials say mine to have ‘exceptional cash-flows’

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp released its pre-feasibility study on its proposed gold mine in Malheur County Thursday, and the report is good for proceeding with the project, located south of Vale. “The pre-feasibility study confirms robust economics for a proposed underground mining operation at the current gold price,” reads the company’s news release. Source: Officials […]
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Manzanita woman nominated to serve on DOGAMI board

Kozlowski could be first member with emergency preparedness background. Linda Kozlowski, a Manzanita local who leads the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, was nominated Monday to serve on the governing board for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Source: Manzanita woman nominated to serve on DOGAMI board – Local News – The […]
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Exploratory drilling gets green light in Malheur Co.

Natural gas and oil drilling could be on its way to Malheur County. A company seeking conditional use permits to conduct exploratory drilling for the resources was approved for two sites on Thursday by the Malheur County Planning Commission during its regular meeting. Source: Exploratory drilling gets green light in Malheur Co. | Local News […]
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Portland must do more to mitigate fossil fuel risks: Guest opinion

On March 25, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries released a shocking report estimating that impacts from a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake could “include as many as 27,000 injuries ranging from minor to fatal, as many as 85,000 people needing shelter, and as much as $37 billion in building damages.” Source: Portland must […]
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Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones

Almost 37,000 residents of Multnomah County live in areas highly susceptible to landslides — including 6,700 who live on sites of earlier slides. The new number comes from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, which indexed 7,000 past landslides using laser-surveying technology. Source: Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones

Study puts regional landslides in spotlight

-A new lidar-based landslide inventory maps show more than 7,000 past landslides – 10 times as many as research teams mapped after 1996-97 storms.- A new state study is drawing lines across Multnomah County where landslides could happen, and where residents and buildings are most at risk. Source: Study puts regional landslides in spotlight