Bureau of Land Management resumes sales from Nevada community pit

At southern Nevada’s Panaca Community Pit, a place rich in geological resources, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Calient Field Office recently resumed mineral material sales to the public, with expanded access to additional acreage.

The Panaca Community Pit is approximately one mile east of the town of Panaca in eastern Lincoln County. For two years previously, the BLM suspended sales due to a possible status change in part of the territory. After a review and requests from Lincoln County, sales were once again authorized, the BLM said in a release.

Panaca Community Pit mineral material can now be purchased for $1.03 per bank cubic yard (measurement prior to ground removal), including a reclamation fee. Individuals are reminded that multiple community pits throughout Lincoln County have updated price lists. Authorities caution constituents to observe safety signage when visiting the site.

BLM said that community residents and commercial enterprises have utilized materials from the pit for local projects since it first opened in 1986.

Community pits are considered common use areas by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM. 

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