Work Begins At Rock Creek Mine
July 2008 by Associated PressWork has begun on several buildings at the site of a proposed copper and silver mine that if approved would tunnel beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.
• Oregon proposes to stop mining in “scenic” waterways
• More news from Oregon
• Interior Department finally back online
• Alaska DNR departures
At least 6 million ounces of gold have been produced in Oregon since 1859. Since there are no accurate records of production prior to 1904, it is obvious that total gold production was considerably higher than that which has been recorded.
Many people, mostly New Mexico Native Americans, but including this miner, wear turquoise from the first mine in America. I took my blue stones from the old mine by hand labor, underground, a half century ago.
Winters are a great time to explore the hills in the area of the Middle Camp, Oro Fino and La Cholla placers on the southern flank of the Dome Rock Mountains.
Q: In the November 2006 issue, you published an article “Bill to address RS 2477” regarding rights-of-way across public lands (HR 6298, introduced by Representative Steven Pearce of New Mexico). Will you please provide me with some information about how this panned out?
...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
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