Osborn Thalweg Gold Prospecting/Mining Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014062019
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
Osborn Thalweg Gold Prospecting/Mining Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Klamath National Forest Lands

Document Description
Mr. Phillip Osborn proposes to excavate underwater riverbed material along or near the thalweg (the line of lowest elevation) of the Klamath River for the exploration and recovery of gold between July 1 and September 30 of each calendar year. River bottom material will be hand excavated using a pick, shovel and pry bar to assess riverbed material for gold content on a floating work platform. Excavated riverbed material will be sampled and assessed on the floating platform using gold pans and sluice box. If the samples yield gold, paydirt will be processed on shore using a sluice box. At no time will the riverbed material be collected by the use of a suction dredge hose and nozzle, nor will the use of any motorized vacuum or suction device be used as part of the instream mining operation.

Contact Information
Brad Henderson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1
Northern Region 601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 225-2362

Location

Coordinates
41°51'30"N 122°44'30"W
Counties
Siskiyou
Cross Streets
Highway 96 near Lumgrey Creek Road
Total Acres
.11
State Highways
Hwy 96
Waterways
Klamath River
Township
46N
Range
8W
Section
2
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Klamath River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Placer Gold Mineral)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Streambed Alt.
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Resources Agency State Lands Commission Caltrans, District 2
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