DEQ Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Golden Sunlight


September 1, 2021

HELENA—Today, the Department of Environmental Quality released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts from a proposed tailings reprocessing project at the Golden Sunlight Mine. The Golden Sunlight Mine is located approximately five miles northeast of Whitehall, Mont. in Jefferson County.

The project, an amendment to the current operating permit under the Metal Mine Reclamation Act, would allow Golden Sunlight to excavate and reprocess tailings in order to extract a gold and sulfide concentrate. Golden Sunlight would excavate tailings in Tailing Storag...

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