Bartow, FL. May 9, 2016. Mineral Development, LLC (“MDL”) is pleased to announce that it has received the permits and exemptions necessary for undertaking mining operations from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and that the City of Bartow has approved the necessary zoning changes. This clears the way for the company to move forward with its plant engineering and funding efforts. The zoning includes a 4,400-acre section of 18,000 acres owned by Clear Springs Land Company, where the company will focus its operations for the next 20 years. The project was well-received by all regulatory agencies since it only operates on previously mined lands and will restore them to current industry reclamation standards. “It was nice to present a project that all parties involved see as a win-win. The project has been received with open arms from state and local authorities and industry activist groups alike. This is one mining project you can be proud to be a part of,” said Lance McNeill, CEO.