Wingate East is a 3,635 acre proposed mining project adjacent to the Wingate mine and Wingate Extension properties in eastern Manatee County. The project is planned to support the continued operation of Mosaic’s existing Wingate mine for the next two decades.
Mosaic submitted the preliminary permit applications for the project to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June 2011. The application was submitted at that time with preliminary data to inform the U.S. Army Corps’ Areawide Environmental Impact Statement. The revised applications to federal, state and local agencies were submitted in 2014.
The state approved the application in November 2015 as ERP 0095520-025. The federal and local applications are still under review.