Reminder: Parker Mine Public Hearing to be held June 7



Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) will hold a virtual public hearing on the Parker Mine application for Mining Permit No. 84-06 (Pending) on June 7. The application is for a proposed gold, clay, quartz, and granite mining operation in Stanly County.


In accordance with The Mining Act of 1971 § 74-51(c), the public hearing must be held by June 8, 2021.

The public is invited to participate online or listen by phone. Speakers will be asked to register in advance.

Event title: Parker Mine Public Hearing

Date and Time: June 7, 2021 at 6 p.m.

WebEx Link:

Meeting Password: NCDEMLR

Meeting Number (Access Code): 161 876 6804

By Phone: US TOLL +1-415-655-0003

Meeting Number (Access Code): 161 876 6804

If you wish to speak at the public meeting, you must register by 12:00 p.m. on June 7, 2021. To register, please visit: or call (919) 707-3645.  


Internet access is not required to participate in the meeting. To comment by phone, when your name is called, press *3 so the moderator can identify and open your line. Once you have made your comment, please press *3 to end your comment.


The comment period is open through June 17, 2021. Comments can be submitted via email to with the subject line “Parker Mine”,  or by leaving a voicemail at (919) 707-3645 or by mail to:

Adam Parr

                             Assistant State Mining Engineer

                             Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources

                             Department of Environmental Quality

                             1612 Mail Service Center

                             Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1612

                             Telephone: (919) 707-9207


DEQ will consider all public comments and other available information about the permit application before deciding whether to issue the final permit, deny the permit or issue it with amended conditions.


The application, public notice and proposed mine maps can be found here.

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