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DEQ issues final point of compliance determination for Stibnite Gold Project

August 25, 2023

Contact: Lance Holloway, Surface Water Quality Manager,

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a final point of compliance (POC) determination for Stibnite Gold Project (SGP)/Perpetua Resources Idaho, Inc.

A POC is a location at which Idaho’s groundwater quality standards must be met. Mine operators are required to protect current and projected beneficial uses of groundwater and meet water quality standards.

Perpetua Resources requested that DEQ set POCs for the SGP, which is a proposed gold mine located in Valley County, approximately 12 miles east of Yellow Pine, Idaho. The SGP is located on private and public lands within the Boise and Payette National Forests. Perpetua has 29,827 acres of mining claims comprised of both unpatented (28,477 acres) and patented (1,350 acres) claims. The SGP is also located within the historical Stibnite Mining District, an area characterized by previous mining activities including legacy mining features such as underground mine workings, rock dumps, tailings deposits, and open pits, most notably the Yellow Pine Pit.

The point of compliance determination is available at DEQ’s State Office (1410 N. Hilton Street, Boise, Idaho), Boise Regional Office (1445 N. Orchard, Boise, Idaho), and on DEQ’s website.

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