Shamrock Group Mining Plan of Operations (MPO)
Claim holders Thomas Keefe Lamal and Kathryn King Lamal wish to extract the mineral reosurces from the Tony M and Shamrock Claims within distrubed riparian areas of the upper Bonanza Creek in the Gold Hill area of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
A Mining Plan of Operation is required by the National Park Service to adequately evaluate the impact the proposed mining operations will have on the protection, preservation, and public use of the resources and values of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. An approved Mining Plan of Operation is required by the regulations at Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 9, Subpart A, January 26, 1977.
The purpose of this Mining Plan of Operation is to fulfill the requirement of the National Park Service and allow the Lamal's access to their claims to beneficially extract the mineral resource in a method that minimizes to the extent possible the environmental impact of the operations.
The Shamrock and Tony M placer mining claims are located int the Chisana Mining District, approximately 20 miles east of the old Chisana town site in the area known as Gold Hill within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.