Mining & Mineral Exploration in Nevada

Mining firms like yours know how precious water is – how limited and finite it is.

We also know that it’s difficult to navigate the complex water rights landscape no matter the size of your business.

Whether you’re extracting lithium, copper, gold or silver in Nevada, Facque Consulting offers comprehensive water rights solutions to assist your mining and mineral exploration company during the development process. Not just by providing solutions, but educating you on your water rights and responsibilities in the process. It’s a win-win.

Understanding the Needs of the Mining Industry

Facque Consulting helps with the following challenges related to water rights:

  • Permitting Challenges: Obtaining the necessary water rights permits for exploration, development and operation requires a strong understanding of regulations and a strategic approach.

  • Environmental Compliance: Balancing water use with environmental sustainability is a top priority for responsible mining practices.

  • Water Source Development: Identifying and securing reliable water sources is essential for successful mining operations.

  • Water Management Strategies: Developing efficient water management plans to minimize usage and maximize resource availability.

The Facque Consulting team offers a range of services to assist in mining and mineral exploration projects.

  • Water Rights Permitting: We guide you through the application process for new water rights or modifications to existing ones.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Our team stays up-to-date on evolving water regulations and ensures your project adheres to all applicable requirements.

  • Water Source Evaluation & Identification: We assist in identifying and evaluating potential water sources to meet your project’s specific needs.

  • Change of Use Applications: If your project requires a change in water use, we can guide you through the application process.

  • Water Right Acquisitions & Transfers: We can facilitate the purchase and sale of water rights within the legal framework.

  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Our team will expertly represent your interests in negotiations with other water users and resolve water rights disputes.

  • Water Management Plan Development: We collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive water management plan that prioritizes efficient water use and environmental responsibility.

Committed to Sustainable Mining Practices

Facque Consulting deeply understands the importance of responsible mining practices. We strive to develop water management strategies that minimize environmental impact and ensure the long-term sustainability of water resources in Nevada.

Recent Mining Water Rights Projects

  • Western Exploration

    Western Exploration

    This project includes water right consultation and permitting to support mineral exploration activities at multiple sites in Nevada. Permitting efforts in this case required a combination of waivers, temporary permitting, and changes to existing surface and groundwater to manage regulatory compliance and allow for permit approval. Water right permitting efforts at these sites supported approvals through the United States Forest Service and other regulatory agencies.

  • First Majestic

    First Majestic

    This mine site includes water rights in two separate groundwater basins, including water rights in the Humboldt Regional Basin. Water right management activities for this site include strategies to maintain the good standing of water rights through periods of dormancy, site development, or transition to new owners, managing Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) permit requirements and developing water right permits to allow for dewatering.

  • Singatse Peak Services

    Singatse Peak Services

    Facque Consulting has provided water right consultation services to support Singatse Peak Services (SPS) through site and water right acquisition in 2009/2010, including due diligence, water right title review and ownership updates and water right permit management. This effort included strategies for future mine water development and strategies to promote beneficial use of water rights through site development activities.

Partner with Facque Consulting

Facque Consulting is your trusted partner for navigating the complexities of water rights management in Nevada’s mining industry. With our experience and expertise, we can help you secure the water resources you need for responsible and sustainable mining operations.